Ensure Fairness with an Experienced Child Support Attorney

Child support is essential in ensuring that your child is able to enjoy the opportunities they deserve. However, it is also important to make sure that one parent is not shouldering an unfair financial burden. With over 30 years of family law experience, John Anthony Ward is a knowledgeable child support attorney who believes in pursuing fair and ethical arrangements that not only adequately provide for children but protect the parent paying support if needed. Clients of John Anthony Ward, LLC in Kenosha, WI, will receive attentive legal representation based on an in-depth evaluation of their case and decades of practice in Wisconsin and Illinois. 

Child support agreement paperwork.
With over 30 years of family law experience, John Anthony Ward is a knowledgeable child support attorney

Calculating Child Support

In Wisconsin, the amount of child support required is based on: 

  • Income
  • Amount of time spent with the child
  • Whether a parent supports other children 

While the state typically applies the "Percentage of Income Standard," there are special cases that may impact how child support is calculated such as an especially high- or low-income. Your child custody arrangement will typically play a primary role in child support determinations as it can help forecast how much each parent will be responsible for financially. Wisconsin employs a shared placement formula, which is based on the number of overnights with each parent.

With Mr. Ward by your side during your divorce, you can rest assured that your best interests will be served.

Providing for Your Child 

The purpose of child support is to provide for your child's needs such as: 

  • Food 
  • Shelter
  • Childcare
  • Education 
  • Clothing 
  • Medical care

Additionally, child support should help maintain the child's quality of life prior to the divorce including extracurricular activities and entertainment. 

Establish a Fair Agreement

It is not uncommon for the parent paying child support to be taken advantage of. Mr. Ward has helped many clients evaluate their circumstances and agreements to ensure they are not held responsible for providing unfair financial support. He can accomplish this through several measures including: 

Evaluating Applicable Laws
Mr. Ward is well-versed in the child support and custody laws in the states of Wisconsin and Illinois and will evaluate those relevant to the state you have filed in to prevent you from paying more than necessary.
Accurate Calculations
Using a specialized program, Mr. Ward can determine if you are currently overpaying.
Ensuring You Receive Credit for All Deductions
Mr. Ward is diligent when it comes to ensuring his clients receive all of the deductions they are entitled to. In his calculations, he will take into account holidays and vacations which can have a significant impact.
Collaborating with the Child Support Agency
By openly communicating with the child support agency, Mr. Ward can help you stay out of jail and prevent issues from escalating out of your control.

With Mr. Ward by your side during your divorce, you can rest assured that your best interests will be served.

Diligent Legal Counsel

Receive the assistance you need to reach a fair child support arrangement by contacting us online or by phone at (262) 654-8868. Mr. Ward is dedicated to applying the necessary investigative resources and diligently reviewing your custody agreement and financial circumstances. 

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"Mr. Ward and his professional team proceeded tenaciously to build a strong case in my favor. His in-depth knowledge of the law resulted in my twelve year old felony becoming just a misdemeanor. Mr. Ward is the third attorney to work on my case, but the only one who achieved positive results."

Emily Rogers


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