I have my children less than 25% of the time. How much child support will I have to pay?
Ordinarily, the percentage of an obligated parent’s gross income required to be paid as support under the standard is as follows:
17% for one child;
25% for two children;
29% for three children;
31% for four children;
34% for five or more children.
Special rules govern the application of the percentage standards to the following different types of payers:
- A serial family payer (a payer with an existing child support obligation who incurs an additional child support obligation in a subsequent family)
- A split-custody payer (a payer who has physical placement of at least one but not all the children)
- High income payers (earning more than $7,000 per month)
- Low income payers (earning less than $1,350 per month)
See the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families website for more tools and calculators to use in determining child support.