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Child Support in Military-Connected Wisconsin Families

Unmarried military-connected (service member and veteran) parents are more likely than their civilian counterparts to have a formal child support order, yet they face distinct challenges in meeting their child support obligations, such as changes in income corresponding with changes in assignment and status transitions (e.g., from reserve status to active duty, or from service member to veteran). We examined the responsiveness of Wisconsin’s courts and child support agencies to the unique needs of military-connected families with child support orders.


Child Support, Child Support Policy Research, Orders & Payments