my boyfriend went thru a divorce. They both have custody of their child, 50/50. At the time of the divorce my boyfriend made considerably more money than his ex-wife so he has to pay her $325/mo. He lost his job 1 1/2 years ago and has never gone back to court to get it lowered, if possible. His income is extremely limited. How does he go back to court to get this "support" lowered? Does he have to get a lawyer or can he go back to family court on his own and show them proof of his income for the past two years? how does he go about this?
State/Country relating to Question: Wisconsin
Thanks for trusting Just Answer. As an attorney I will answer as clearly as possible. I ask for you Accept my answer so I am paid when we are done.He can likely do this on his own. All he needs to do is file a Motion to Modify Child Support. There is not a Wisconsin form that I know of but he can check with the Wisconsin Court clerk's office in the county where the original order was entered. He should do this quickly because the support cannot be modified any earlier than from the date that he files his motion. This means that he is going to still be obligated to keep paying the current support until he files his motion.Here is the place he needs to start the modification process:http://dcf.wi.gov/bcs/review.htm
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