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Bail and Bond in Wisconsin

It’s Friday at 2:30 and you are before a court commissioner or judge.  The previous evening you were arrested and spent the night in jail.  Now you are about have a hearing where your bond will be set.  You are very likely wondering what happens next?  At this hearing, the judge will hear arguments from the prosecutor in your case and the defense to determine what are the appropriate conditions for your release as your case works its way through the criminal justice system.  This hearing can have a large impact on your life because it could possibly determine things like:

(1) Whether you will be released with a signature bond or be required to post some amount of cash.
(2) Whether you will be able to have contact with certain individuals or certain places.
(3) Whether there will be any other restrictions placed on your day-to-day life.

Considering these important decisions made at a bond hearing, it is important to have someone trained and knowledgeable about the rules of bond in Wisconsin.


BOND IN WISCONSIN
At a bond hearing, several outcomes are possible. The most common outcomes of release are either by signing a signature bond or by being required to post a cash bond. In Wisconsin, a Cash bond may only be imposed only after the court finds that there is a reasonable basis to believe that bail is necessary to assure your appearance in court. If a court imposes cash bail it shall be for the minimum amount found necessary to assure your appearance in court. If the court does impose any amount of cash bail you or someone on your behalf will be required to post 100% of the amount before you can be released. When considering the cash bond the court should be considering your individual ability to pay.
Alternatively, a signature bond allows you to leave the jail and the courthouse without posting any money. By signing a signature bond, you are in essence making a contract with the State that you will appear at all future court appearances as well as follow any specified conditions of the bond.
With both cash and signature bonds, the court can also impose “reasonable” conditions designed to assure your appearance in court, protect members of the community from serious bodily harm, or prevent the intimidation of witnesses. Wisconsin law requires that judges consider certain factors when determining when to impose cash bail and imposing conditions. Some of these include:
(1) The ability of the arrested person to give bail.
(2) The nature, number and gravity of the offenses and the potential penalty the defendant faces.
(3) The defendant’s prior record of criminal convictions and delinquency adjudications.
(4) Ties to the community.
(5) Whether the defendant in the past forfeited bail or violated a condition of release or was a fugitive at the time of arrest.
What happens if I violate my bond?

If you fail to comply with the terms of your bond, you may be responsible to pay the amount of your signature bond or lose the amount of the cash bond that was posted.  Additionally, if you violate any of the terms of your bond you could face an additional criminal offense called Bail Jumping. 

What happens to your cash bond at the end of case?
What happens with your cash bond depends on the outcome of your case. If you are convicted in your case, the cash bond will be used to cover any restitution, court costs, and fines that may be associated with your case. Any amount remaining will be returned to your or the individual that posted bail. If you win or the state dismisses your case the full amount of bond will be returned to you or the person that posted it.

How can a criminal defense lawyer help with Bond?

Although the bond hearing is typically only the first hearing in a criminal case, it can have a very big impact on your life.  Having an experienced and knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer on your side can help you in several ways: 
  1. They will take the time to know you and your case. This information will allow us to best advocate for the position you want in a bond hearing.
  2. Our experienced Criminal Defense attorneys know the law concerning bond and will argue that the court is considering the right factors and considering your individual situation.
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Employment in Wisconsin with a Felony

What do comedian Tim Allen, Martha Stewart and actor Robert Downey Jr. all have in common? They all spent some time in jail for criminal activity. However, the public forgave their flaws and embraced them nonetheless. They were able to find employment after their crimes.

 So what do you do if you have a felony; now how can you get a job? We have been asked numerous times how someone might get a job once they are saddled with a felony conviction. The obvious and truthful answer is that a felony conviction will have a negative effect on finding employment. Of course, anyone with a felony already knows that. However, we have found some things that might be helpful to people in that situation. Please note that the advice set forth in this blog is based on the information available at this time, but does not constitute accounting or legal advice. You should talk to your attorney at Petit & Dommershausen and/or your tax preparer and/or consult with the Internal Revenue Service to determine whether the advice given in this blog is still current as of your reading of same.

Obviously, filling out a job application and lying about whether you have a felony conviction can have negative consequences. Most employers will access the Wisconsin Circuit Court Access Page which allows them to easily check whether someone has a felony conviction. In addition, many employers use other websites that allow them to do a more thorough search than even the Wisconsin Circuit Court Access Page allows. Therefore, what do you do if you have a felony conviction?

In most cases, if you know the employer will do a background check and become aware that you have a felony conviction, an honest answer is probably going to be the way to go even if it means you may not get the position. However, there is nothing to stop you from putting a notation on that answer and providing more information than a simple yes I have a felony conviction.

You may find that many employers are not as worried if the felony conviction is remote in time or if it is something that doesn’t affect your employment. A marijuana conviction from 1980 probably won’t have a lot of negative impact if you are looking for a construction job in 2021. However, a theft from employer one year ago would certainly not be helpful. You may want to get  ahead of this by letting the employer know that the felony conviction exists and, if necessary, provide additional information to show how rehabilitation has taken place, that it was an aberration in behavior, and that it would not affect your work place performance.

Another possibility might be to inform your potential employer that a potential federal tax credit is available if they hire a felon. You may want to provide them with IRS form 8850. According to the IRS instructions for form 8850, dated March 2021, an employer may be qualified for a tax credit if they hire an ex-felon. According to that publication, “an ex-felon who has been convicted of a felony under any federal or state statute, and is hired not more than one year after the conviction or release from prison for that felony” may have the employer eligible for this tax credit. This may be enough of a benefit to an employer that they may be willing to hire a felon to save themselves money and get an employee that might be very grateful for that opportunity. It is currently difficult at this time to hire qualified workers in this economy given the labor shortage. By informing a potential employer that they could get a tax credit for employing a felon could be  the incentive they need to do so and would certainly let them know that you are smarter than the “average bear” when it comes to ingenuity and resources. While there are certainly limitations to the tax credit, the discussion itself may lead to an interview and open the eyes of a potential employer.

Finally, one should understand that, under Wisconsin law, there is certainly the chance for a pardon. A pardon would serve to remove the felony from one’s record. If you are interested in a pardon, you certainly can contact Petit & Dommershausen to see if you qualify under the criteria that is currently in place in the State of Wisconsin.

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Pardons in Wisconsin 101

What is a pardon?
A pardon is forgiveness by the governor for a crime previously committed. A pardon is different from expungement, where the record is completely removed as if it never occurred. A pardon restores legal rights associated with a conviction; for example, a previously convicted felon can have their gun rights restored upon the issuance of a pardon. A pardoned conviction remains on an individual’s record and remains on CCAP (unless otherwise requested), with the noted caveat that this conviction/individual has been granted a pardon by the governor. Pardon eligibility differs by state.

History of pardons in Wisconsin
From 1977 through 2014 986 individuals have been pardoned according to the Office of the Secretary of State. Governor Scott Walker did not review nor grant any pardons during his 8-year term despite the thousands of applications his office had received. Since Governor Tony Evers took office in 2019, he has issued 263 pardons, which puts him on track to pardon more individuals during his first term than ANY governor in recent U.S. history. Governor Evers supports the pardon process, as evident by his continuing orders to expand the process and issue pardons to deserving individuals.

Eligibility
Most importantly, is finding out if you may be eligible for a pardon. As of September 2021, Governor Evers yet again expanded eligibility requirements. So long as you meet the following requirements, you are eligible to apply for a pardon.

  1. You are seeking a pardon for a Wisconsin Felony Conviction.
  2. It has been at least five years since you finished any criminal sentence.
  3. You do not have any pending criminal cases or charges in any jurisdiction.
  4. You are not currently required to register as a sex offender.
    Prior to the recent executive order on pardons by Governor Evers, individuals with ANY subsequent criminal convictions, including criminal traffic convictions, were ineligible. Now the eligibility has been expanded to allow those individuals to apply for relief so long as there are no pending charges and it has been five years since that individual has completed that subsequent sentence(s). Individuals who had previously applied and were denied on these grounds are now eligible to reapply.

Considerations
If you are eligible for a pardon, you will also need to show a documented need. Examples of considerations of a documented need are: an employment, educational or job training need. Additional considerations are: your age, seriousness of your conviction(s), extent of your need, your entire criminal record, your personal development since your crimes were committed, any community or civic contributions, and any other relevant considerations.

The full pardon process in Wisconsin
The information below is taken directly from the Governor’s website on pardons: https://evers.wi.gov/Pages/pardon-information.aspx

  1. If an applicant is eligible and their application is complete, their application is placed in line to be considered by the Pardon Advisory Board. During this time, applications receive a second, more thorough review.
  2. Most applicants will be scheduled for a hearing in front of the Board. This typically has taken about 13-14 months from the date the application is received. Applicants will be notified about a month in advance that they have been scheduled for a hearing and will be provided with the logistical details. Hearings are open to the public and may be held virtually or in-person. Applicants must be present for their hearing and may appear for virtual hearings by video or telephone. Each applicant will appear before the Board for approximately 15 minutes. Board members may ask the applicant questions about the offense, how their sentence went, what they have done since the completion of their sentence, and why they think they should receive a pardon, as well as for further information about anything revealed in background checks or disclosed on the application.
  3. After a hearing, the Board will vote either to recommend an applicant for pardon or not. If the applicant is recommended by a majority of the Board members present, the Governor then reviews that application and makes the final decision on whether to grant a pardon or not. If an applicant does not receive a majority vote of the Board, then that application is not forwarded to the Governor for consideration, and the applicant is denied. Applicants are notified of the final decision on their application about a month after their hearing.
  4. Select applications for older, low-level felony offenses may be placed on an expedited review track. These applications undergo the same thorough review process but are not scheduled for a hearing. Instead, upon the recommendation for pardon by the Chair of the Board, these applications are sent directly to the Governor for consideration. If the Chair does not recommend a pardon, the applicant is scheduled for a hearing and their application will proceed through the standard review process. Expedited applicants will be notified of the final decision.

Petit & Dommershausen, SC, can assist with pardon application preparation, call us today at 920-739-9900 for your free phone consultation. A blog post prepared by Attorneys Britteny Koenig & Dylan Gehrtz.

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Debunking the Myth that Eyewitness Identification is Reliable

We’ve heard it in the news; we’ve seen it on our Facebook feeds; we’ve seen it on the latest Netflix documentary—There are innocent folks in prison for crimes they didn’t commit. The number one reason why? The admissibility of unreliable and inaccurate eyewitness testimony and misidentification. According to the Innocence Project , 358 people who had been convicted and sentenced to death since 1989 have been exonerated through DNA evidence. Of these, 71% had been convicted through eyewitness misidentification and had served an average of 14 years in prison before exoneration. Myth: Eyewitness Testimony is the Best Kind of Evidence, Stephen L. Chew, Samford University.

Historically figured as one of the most reliable pieces of evidence, eyewitness testimony is finally being recognized by psychologists and scientists alike as one of the most unreliable types of evidence. “Courts took very little notice of the problems associated with eyewitness identification until DNA evidence began to be used to exonerate criminal defendants, in some cases decades after they were convicted. In irrefutable cases of wrongful conviction, people both within and outside of the judiciary began to question the factors that led to each wrongful conviction. It became clear that the predominate cause was inaccurate eyewitness identification.” The Trouble With Eyewitness Identification in Criminal Cases, Greg Hurley, Knowledge and Information Services Analyst, National Center for State Courts.

Wisconsin’s own criminal appellate expert, professor Keith Findley, has called for reform and has outlined certain areas where change is needed in order for eyewitness accounts to be made reliable enough for use in criminal court:

• Only One Suspect per Procedure
• Proper Selection of “Fillers”
• Unbiased Witness Instructions
• Double-Blind Administration
• Prompt Recording of Confidence Statements
• Sequential Presentation
• Limit the Use of Show-ups
The Trouble With Eyewitness Identification in Criminal Cases, Greg Hurley, Knowledge and Information Services Analyst, National Center for State Courts.

To protect criminal defendants from wrongful convictions based on an eyewitness misidentification, it is important that the courts, and law enforcement, take notice of recent developments on the issue. Eyewitness testimony is favored by juries and is the most persuasive type of evidence next to DNA. Human memory is malleable, and always will be. Now that we recognize the issue, it’s time to implement and utilize some of Professor Findley’s solutions.

Were you or a loved one convicted based on eyewitness misidentification? Attorney Britteny LaFond (soon to be Britteny Koenig) specializes in Criminal Appeals, call her today at 920-739-9900 for your free consultation.

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Important Tax Information While Going Through Divorce

Determine your filing status. Your marital status at the end of the year determines how you file your tax return. If you were divorced by midnight on December 31 of the tax year, you will file separately from your former spouse. If you are the custodial parent for your children, you may qualify for the favorable head of household status. If not, then you will file as a single taxpayer, even if you were married for part of the tax year.

Consider the tax implications of support.
If you were divorced before 2019 and have not been back to court, the recipient of maintenance must claim it on her tax return, but child support isn’t reported as income. If you rolled your support together into “family support” in your agreement, that makes it fully taxable to the recipient and deductible to the payer, just like maintenance. Child support isn’t deductible.
If you are divorced in 2019 or after, maintenance and child support are not deductible to the person who pays it nor are they income to the person who receives it.

Don’t run afoul of the special rules regarding support. If maintenance payments are concentrated in the first year or two after divorce, the IRS may consider the money to be non-deductible property settlement. And if maintenance is scheduled to end within six months of a child’s 18th or 21st birthday, the IRS may consider the alimony, in reality, to be disguised child support.

Review your divorce decree to see who will claim the child tax credits. If divorce agreement did not specify who claims the children as exemptions, then the exemption for your kids goes to the custodial parent. If you have joint custody, the exemption goes to the parent who has the child the greatest number of days during the tax year.

File first if tax credits are an issue. If you are entitled to claim the children on your return, but your ex threatens to claim them instead, file early in the year. That way, since you’ve already claimed the children, the IRS will make your ex prove he or she was entitled to the exemption.

Claim the child care credit if you are eligible. If you are the custodial parent and you incur work-related child care for children under the age of 13, you may be able to claim a credit for a portion of the cost. Unlike the exemption, which can be assigned using IRS Form 8332, the child care credit is available only to the custodial parent.

Review legal fees paid during your divorce. Although most legal fees are not tax-deductible, fees you paid for advice concerning the tax consequences of your divorce can be taken as an itemized deduction on Schedule A of your tax return. Other fees, such as the cost of preparing a new title for your rental property, can be added to the tax basis of your assets.

Make estimated tax payments if withholding isn’t enough. If your withholding won’t be enough to cover your taxes for the coming year, set up quarterly estimated tax payments so that you won’t owe taxes and penalties at the end of the coming year.
Divorce may not be as inevitable as taxes, but it certainly brings complications to tax filing. Follow these ten tips, and the process should go smoothly in the future.
Tajara Dommershausen is a founding partner at Petit & Dommershausen, SC. Her practice focuses primarily on family law including divorce, paternity, custody, child support, maintenance and property division. She practices in a wide range of counties throughout Northeast Wisconsin, including Outagamie, Winnebago, Waupaca, Calumet and Fond du Lac counties. Please give her a call today at 920-739-9900.

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COVID 19 Court Hearings

               During the COVID-19 Pandemic, many court proceedings have become virtual, using apps such as Zoom or Pexip. Attending court appearances from your home, by computer or phone, is very convenient but can give a false sense of casualness. Virtual hearings are still formal proceedings and you should approach them with seriousness. You don’t want to be that defendant fighting a possession charge with a bong sitting behind you and a screen name of “SmokedUp420.”

Following these guidelines can help you get a better outcome at your next virtual hearing.

  1. Look Good
  2. Dress like you would if you were going to the courthouse.
  3. Don’t wear orange.
  4. Distraction-Free Surroundings
  5. Find a quiet place inside.
  6. Don’t join the hearing from your bathroom.
  7. Have a clean, simple background – you can check this ahead of time by using the camera on your phone or computer to see what might appear in the background.
  8. Remove anything from the background that would give a bad impression.
  9. Get someone to watch your kids, if you can – so you can be distraction free.
  10. Your Device – If using a phone, prop it up up instead of holding it – this way you won’t give anyone motion sickness.
  11. Connect to stable and secure Wi-fi, if possible. It Wi-fi is not available, find a location where you get the best cell phone service.
  12. Position camera at eye level or slightly above – it’s about the aesthetics.
  13. Look directly at camera when speaking – it creates the appearance of eye contact.
  14. Keep your device charged.
  15. Turn notifications off.
  16. Virtual Hearing Etiquette- Place yourself on mute unless directly addressed or asked to speak; Don’t walk around; Don’t do anything else on your phone; Don’t smoke; Don’t eat or drink; Make sure your name on Zoom is your real name – not a colorful or vulgar name you may use with friends.

Whether you are facing criminal charges, need help with a family matter, or have other legal needs, Petit & Dommershausen, SC is here to help. We have offices located in Appleton, Oshkosh, and Green Bay and serve all surrounding areas. Call us at 920-739-9900 today.

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Speeding Ticket License Suspension in Wisconsin

Demerit Points and Driver’s Licenses in Wisconsin

                You woke up late and you are rushing to make it to work on time. Travelling along Highway 41 and you catch a glimpse of flashing red in your rearview mirror. Your heart sinks and you look at your speedometer . . . 85mph!?!?!? Now you know that the flashing reds are for you. On top of being late for work, you now face a fine and demerit points on your license. While it might seem easy to just pay the fine, you must consider the other consequences it could have. 

                Now, imagine earlier this year, in a snow storm, you were cited for driving too fast for conditions, worth 4 demerit points. And shortly before that, you got pulled over for inattentive driving. That’s another 4 demerit points. You simply paid both of those tickets and gained 8 demerit points. Believe it or not, your new speeding ticket has now put you in danger of a license suspension.

                The Department of Transportation has the authority to suspend driving privileges of “a habitually reckless or negligent operator” based on the number of points accrued. You will be considered “a habitually reckless or negligent operator” if you accrue 12 or more demerit points. If you accumulate 12 points within any 12-month period your license will be suspended for 2 months (6 months if you have a probationary driver’s license or driving permit). If you accrue more points, the suspension could be for as long as a year.

                In this scenario, if you just pay your ticket and accept the 4 demerit points associated with the violation, your license will be suspended for 2 months! You won’t be allowed to drive – for 2 months! If you had successfully challenged either or both of your previous citations, you wouldn’t be in this predicament. And a successful challenge of this speeding ticket would prevent you from a suspension.

                Don’t overlook challenging traffic citations before you get too deep. If you are facing a traffic citation or driver’s license suspension in Appleton, Oshkosh, Green Bay, or the surrounding area, Petit & Dommershausen, SC will be here for you. Call us at 920-739-9900.

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How will the Coronavirus affect my Divorce or Family Law case?

Governor Evers has declared a public health emergency due to the novel Coronavirus and associated COVID-19 pandemic for the State of Wisconsin. The United States Centers for Disease Control has issued guidance directing that businesses, organizations, and governmental units develop and implement flexible attendance policies that allow employees to stay home when sick, to remain home to care for sick household members, or to work from home when possible. The Wisconsin Supreme Court has issued orders implementing these guidelines into the Wisconsin Court system.

How does this impact the courts?

The Courts of the State of Wisconsin remain open.

However, the Wisconsin Supreme Court has suspended all in-person proceedings through Thursday, April 30, 2020. This suspension may be extended or modified by court order as circumstances may warrant. Many hearings and court conferences may proceed telephonically or via video conference. Some courts may even livestream proceedings on YouTube.

Each County, and in some cases each circuit court, has implemented policies to direct the management of cases under the order of the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Family Law and Divorce matters are subject to these rules. Pretrial hearings may be rescheduled or converted to telephonic proceedings. Some courts may permit stipulated hearings to proceed via telephone or other remote means, but other contested issues may be subject to rescheduling. Reaching a final resolution in your case may remain possible, but depends on your circumstances and potentially whether your counsel remains well versed and informed on each court’s policies.

Mediations through Family Court Services may be conducted remotely, but individual offices and individual cases may have unique qualities. Preparation for these proceedings is even more essential under these special circumstances.

Are you concerned about your case?

The Family Law Legal Team at Petit & Dommershausen, SC, is here for you. Governor Evers order provided that Legal Services are an Essential Service. We are therefore open and ready to assist you.

We can determine the status of your divorce or family law matter, implement a responsive strategy under the current circumstances, and we can guide you through your case challenges during this difficult time. A Great Outcome Will Not Just Happen under these circumstances. A knowledgeable, caring, and responsive legal team is an essential component of a Great Outcome. We have implemented significant policy changes to protect our clients, staff, and community as we work through this time.

Contact us at 920-739-9900 or visit us at pdlawoffice.com for more information.

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COVID 19 UPDATE

Petit & Dommershausen, SC, remains open for business. We are dedicated to your case and pursuit of your Great Outcome. However, in response to the COVID-19 crisis, we are talking every step possible to protect our clients, our staff and our community. The health and safety of our clients, our attorneys, our staff, and the visitors to our buildings are of paramount importance to us.

Petit & Dommershausen Office Appointment Policy – Effective June 1, 2020

Our office will resume in-person appointments starting on June 1, 2020. While appointments are available, we will still be conducting client contacts via phone and Zoom where appropriate. We have implemented the following practices in order to ensure the safety of our staff and clients:

-Our staff and attorneys will be wearing a mask during any face-to-face contact with clients. Clients also need to be wearing a mask before they enter any P&D office building.

-Call the office upon your arrival; a staff member or attorney will let you into the building

-We will be observing social distancing during all client interactions. We have arranged our conference rooms to ensure this is followed.

-Before your office appointment starts, we will ask you to answer some health screening questions.

-Please do not come to any of the office locations if you are feeing ill or have had contact with someone you know to be ill.

Know that we are taking extra measures to clean and sanitize our office for you safety. Conference rooms are receiving special attention and we have implemented practices make sure that signing documents is done in a hygienic manner.

We are still prepared to handle as much business as possible “virtually.” Our clients will have access to the P&D legal team through email and phone conferences.

Please call 920-739-9900 for more information. In the meantime, stay safe, use good hygiene practices, exercise social distance, and contact us regarding your legal needs.

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Child Support in Wisconsin

Establishing Child Support and Child Support Guidelines

The law is clear that every parent must financially support their children, regardless of each parent’s involvement in the child’s life. Children have a legal right to receive support from both of their parents. In Wisconsin, we use a Child Support Percentage of Income Standard to determine this. This is outlined in Wisconsin Administrative Code – DCF 150.

Child support is intended to cover the basic expenses of having a child, including food, clothing, housing, utilities, transportation, personal care, and health insurance.

Who can initiate a child support action? Any of the following:

  1. The person’s spouse.
  2. The minor child.
  3. The person with legal custody of the child.
  4. A non-legally responsible relative.

How much? The court must then determine the amount, if any, that the person should reasonably contribute to the support and maintenance of the spouse or child and how the sum shall be paid. The amount shall be expressed as a fixed sum unless the parties have stipulated to expressing the amount as a percentage of the payer’s income.

The standard percentage of income guideline in Wisconsin for child support is:

  • 17% of income for 1 child
  • 25% of income for 2 children
  • 29% of income for 3 children
  • 31% of income for 4 children
  • 34% of income for 5 or more children

However, the court can still deviate from the standard if it would be unfair to either the child or one of the parents. Special child support guidelines exist for parents who:

  • Share placement of their children (child with each parent at least 25% of the time)
  • Split the placement of their children (Ex.: one parent has one child; the other parent has another)
  • Support more than one family
  • Have a Low income
  • Have a High income

No matter which guideline is used, the income of the parents must be determined. Wisconsin considers the following sources to be income:

  • Wages, salaries, earnings, tips, commissions, and bonuses from work
  • Interest and capital gains from investments or property
  • Worker’s compensation benefits or personal injury awards intended to replace income
  • Unemployment insurance
  • Social Security Disability Income (SSDI), but not Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or other public assistance
  • Military allowances and veterans’ benefits
  • Voluntary retirement contributions, cafeteria plans, and undistributed income of a corporation

Child support can also be based on a parent’s ability to earn based on past earnings, current health, education, work experience, history as primary care giver, and availability of jobs locally. Income can also look to intangible or non-cash sources, such as life insurance, cash, deposit accounts, stocks, bonds, and business interests.

How long? Parents have an obligation to pay child support until the child turns 18 or 19 if still enrolled in high school or a GED course. Additionally, you still owe past due child support after your child turns 18. Past due child support cases can be opened up to 20 years after the youngest child on the order turns 18.

What if I don’t pay? When a parent doesn’t pay child support, the debt becomes past-due. The interest charged on past-due child support in Wisconsin is .5% per month or 6% per year. Child support agencies can enforce a child support order by:

  • Intercepting the debtor’s federal or state income tax refunds or tribal per capita payments
  • Denying the parent who owes support a U.S. passport, college grants, or small business loans
  • Placing a lien on the debtor’s property that must be paid off before the property can be sold
  • Suspending or restricting a professional, recreational, or driver’s license

If you need help with child support, please contact Petit & Dommershausen today and speak to one of our experienced family law attorneys. With three convenient locations in Oshkosh, the Appleton area, and Green Bay, we serve all of northeast Wisconsin including Outagamie, Winnebago, Waupaca, Calumet, Brown, Oconto, Marinette, and Fond du Lac counties.