DCF 150.04(5)(c)2. 2. 20% for 2 children.
DCF 150.04(5)(c)3. 3. 23% for 3 children.
DCF 150.04(5)(c)4. 4. 25% for 4 children.
DCF 150.04(5)(c)5. 5. 27% for 5 or more children.
DCF 150.04 Note Note: A monthly income of \$7,000 is an annual income of \$84,000 and a monthly income of \$12,500 is an annual income of \$150,000. The percentages that apply to income between \$84,000 and \$150,000 are approximately 80% of the full percentage standards.
DCF 150.04(5)(d) (d) The court may apply the following percentages to the portion of a payer's monthly income available for child support that is greater than \$12,500:
DCF 150.04(5)(d)1. 1. 10% for one child.
DCF 150.04(5)(d)2. 2. 15% for 2 children.
DCF 150.04(5)(d)3. 3. 17% for 3 children.
DCF 150.04(5)(d)4. 4. 19% for 4 children.
DCF 150.04(5)(d)5. 5. 20% for 5 or more children.
DCF 150.04 Note Note: A monthly income of \$12,500 is an annual income of \$150,000. The standards that apply to income over \$150,000 are approximately 60% of the full percentage standards.
DCF 150.04(6) (6) Combination of special circumstances.
DCF 150.04(6)(a) (a) General. The court may apply any combination of special circumstance provisions under subs. (1) to (5) to determine a child support obligation if the criteria apply and the combination of provisions is not specifically prohibited.
DCF 150.04(6)(b) (b) Shared and split placement. If the parents have a combination of split-placement and shared-placement, the child support obligation may be determined as follows:
DCF 150.04(6)(b)1. 1. Determine the pro rata percentage standard for the total number of children for whom support is being established. The pro rata percentage standard for the total number of children for whom support is being established is calculated by determining the designated percentage for the total number of children and dividing by the total number of children.
DCF 150.04 Note Note: The pro-rata percentage standards for the number of children for whom support is being established are as follows:
DCF 150.04 Note 2 children   12.5% for each child   (25% ÷ 2)
DCF 150.04 Note 3 children   9.67% for each child   (29% ÷ 3)
DCF 150.04 Note 4 children   7.75% for each child   (31% ÷ 4)
DCF 150.04 Note 5 children   6.8% for each child   (34% ÷ 5)
DCF 150.04(6)(b)2. 2. Determine support for the children who are placed with the other parent full-time. First, add together the pro rata percentage standards for the number of children who are placed full-time with the other parent. Then, multiply the sum of the pro-rata percentage standards by the parent's monthly income available for child support, as adjusted for any previous child support obligations, for the parent whose child support obligation is being calculated.
DCF 150.04(6)(b)3. 3. Determine support for the children who are in shared-placement as follows:
DCF 150.04(6)(b)3.a. a. Add together the pro rata percentage standards for the number of children who are in shared-placement.
DCF 150.04(6)(b)3.b. b. Multiply the sum of the pro rata percentage standards by the parent's monthly income available for child support, adjusted for any previous child support obligations.
DCF 150.04(6)(b)3.c. c. Multiply the amount determined under subd. 3. b. for each parent by 150%.
DCF 150.04 Note Note: The 150% accounts for household maintenance expenditures duplicated by both parents, such as a bedroom, clothes, and personal items.
DCF 150.04(6)(b)3.d. d. Multiply each amount determined by the proportion of the time that the child spends with the other parent to determine each parent's child support obligation.
DCF 150.04(6)(b)3.e. e. Offset resulting amounts under subd. 3. d. against each other.
DCF 150.04(6)(b)4. 4. Add or offset the child support obligation for children placed with the other parent full-time under subd. 2. with the child support obligation for children in shared-placement under subd. 3. e. The parent with a greater child support obligation is the payer. The payer shall pay the lesser of the amount determined under this subdivision or the amount determined using the designated percentage. If the payer under this subdivision is also a low-income payer, the child support obligation may be the lesser of the amount determined under this subdivision or under sub. (4).
DCF 150.04(6)(b)5. 5. In addition to the child support obligation determined under subd. 4., the court shall assign responsibility for payment of the child's variable costs in proportion to each parent's share of physical placement, with due consideration to a disparity in the parents' incomes. The court shall direct the manner of payment of a variable cost order to be either between the parents or from a parent to a third-party service provider. The court shall not direct payment of variable costs to be made to the department or the department's designee, except as incorporated in the fixed sum or percentage expressed child support order.
DCF 150.04 Note Note: Example of a combination of split-placement and shared-placement:
DCF 150.04 Note Assumptions:
DCF 150.04 Note 3 children
DCF 150.04 Note Parent A:
DCF 150.04 Note 2 children full time
DCF 150.04 Note 1 child 30%
DCF 150.04 Note \$2,000/month income
DCF 150.04 Note Parent B:
DCF 150.04 Note 1 child 70%
DCF 150.04 Note \$3,000/month income
DCF 150.04 Note Calculation:
DCF 150.04 Note Applicable percentage 29%. Pro rata percentage is 9.67% per child.
DCF 150.04 Note Parent A:
DCF 150.04 Note 2,000 x 9.67% (income x applicable pro rata % for child shared with Parent B) = 193.40\
DCF 150.04 Note x 1.5 (150%) =290.10
DCF 150.04 Note x 70% (% of time child is with parent B) = 203.07
DCF 150.04 Note Parent B:
DCF 150.04 Note 3,000 x 19.34% (income x sum of pro rata percentage standards for 2 children who are placed full-time with Parent A) = 580.20
DCF 150.04 Note 3,000 x 9.67% (income x applicable % for one child shared with parent A) = 290.10
DCF 150.04 Note x 1.5 (150%) = 435.15
DCF 150.04 Note x 30% (Child placed with parent A) = 130.55
DCF 150.04 Note Parent A's obligation = 203.07 (1 shared child)
DCF 150.04 Note Parent B's obligation = 130.55 (1 shared child) + 580.20 (2 children full-time with Parent A) = 710.75
DCF 150.04 Note Parent B is the payer. Total obligation following offset = \$507.68
DCF 150.04(6)(c) (c) Shared-placement and serial-family parent. If a parent is a serial-family parent, including a serial-family parent in an intact family, and a child support obligation is being established for that parent's children from a subsequent family or a subsequent paternity judgment in which both parents will have periods of placement of at least 25% or 92 days a year, the child support obligations may be determined as follows:
DCF 150.04(6)(c)1. 1. Determine the first child support obligation by either of the following:
DCF 150.04(6)(c)1.a. a. The court-ordered amount of the first child support obligation.
DCF 150.04(6)(c)1.b. b. If no court-ordered support obligation exists, multiplying the designated percentage by the parent's monthly income available for child support.
DCF 150.04(6)(c)2. 2. Determine the child support obligation for the subsequent family by adjusting the monthly income available for child support by subtracting the support for the first legal obligation under subd. 1. from the parent's monthly income available for child support under subd. 1.
DCF 150.04(6)(c)3. 3. Multiply the designated percentage for the number of children subject to the new order by the final adjusted monthly income available for child support determined under subd. 2. to determine the new child support obligation.
DCF 150.04 Note Note: The following example shows how the child support obligation is determined for a serial-family parent whose additional child support obligation for a subsequent family and both parents will have periods of placement of at least 25% or 92 days.
DCF 150.04 Note Assumption:
DCF 150.04 Note Parent A: \$2000 monthly income available for child support
DCF 150.04 Note Parent A has court ordered placement for 219 days a year or 60%
DCF 150.04 Note Parent A has a child from a previous relationship living with him or her
DCF 150.04 Note Parent B: \$3000 monthly income available for child support
DCF 150.04 Note Parent B has court ordered placement for 146 days a year or 40%
DCF 150.04 Note Calculation:
DCF 150.04 Note Parent A's monthly income available for child support \$2000
DCF 150.04 Note Parent A's first legal obligation for support to a child
DCF 150.04 Note in an intact family = 17%   \$340
DCF 150.04 Note Adjust Parent A's monthly income available for
DCF 150.04 Note child support   \$2000
DCF 150.04 Note     -340
DCF 150.04 Note Adjusted monthly income available for support \$1660
DCF 150.04 Note Determine support for the second legal obligation
DCF 150.04 Note (shared placement): - See PDF for table
DCF 150.04 History History: Cr. Register, January, 1987, No. 373, eff. 2-1-87; am. (1) (a), (b) (intro.) and 1., (3) (intro.), (a) and (c), r. and recr. (2), Register, August, 1987, No. 380, eff. 9-1-87; r. and recr. (1), (2), Register, February, 1995, No. 470, eff. 3-1-95; CR 03-022: am (1) (b) 3. a., b., 4., 5. a., b., 6., 8., r. and recr. (2), and (3), cr. (4) and (5) Register December 2003 No. 576, eff. 1-1-04; corrections in (1) (b), (2) (b), (3) (a), (b), (4) (a) and (5) (b) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register November 2008 No. 635; CR 08-066: am. (4) (b) Register December 2008 No. 636, eff. 1-1-09; CR 09-036: am. (1), (2) (b) 1. and (3) (a), r. and recr. (3) (b), cr. (6) Register November 2009 No. 647, eff. 1-1-10; corrections in (6) (b) 4. made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register November 2009 No. 647; CR 16-075: am. (1) (a), (b) 8., (2) (a) 1., (b) 5., 6., cr. (2) (b) 7., (6) (c) Register June 2018 No. 750, eff. 7-1-18; correction in (1) (b) 8. made under s. 35.17, Stats., Register June 2018 No. 750; 2021 Wis. Act 35: am. (1) (b) 1., 3. a., b., 5. a., b., 8.,(2) renum. to DCF 150.035 (1) and, as renumbered, am. (b) 1., 2., 5., am. (3) (b), (4) (a), (5) (b), (6) (b) 1., 4., (c) 1. b., 3. Register June 2021 No. 786, eff. 12-1-21; CR 23-011: am. (1) (b) 3. a., (4) (a) Register December 2023 No. 816, eff. 1-1-24.
DCF 150.05 DCF 150.05Medical support.
DCF 150.05(1)(1)Responsibility for health expenses. In addition to ordering child support for a child under this chapter, the court shall specifically assign responsibility for and direct the manner of payment for the child's health expenses under s. 767.513, Stats.
DCF 150.05(1)(a) (a) In this section, “ private health insurance" does not include a medical program under subch. IV or V of ch. 49, Stats.
DCF 150.05 Note Note: The BadgerCare Plus program under s. 49.471, Stats., is in subch. IV of ch. 49, Stats.
DCF 150.05(1)(b) (b) Except as provided in pars. (d) and (e), the court may order either or both parents to enroll a child in a private health insurance plan that is accessible to the child and available at a reasonable cost, as follows:
DCF 150.05(1)(b)1. 1. The court may consider a private health insurance plan to be accessible to the child if the plan's service providers are located within a reasonable distance from the child's home. In general, service providers may be considered within a reasonable distance if they are located within 30 minutes or 30 miles of the child's residence, with a greater distance allowed in some rural areas.
DCF 150.05(1)(b)2. 2. The court may consider a private-health insurance plan to be available at a reasonable cost if the cost of the policy does not exceed 10% of the insuring parent's monthly income available for child support and would cover hospitalization and other medical costs without large out-of-pocket deductibles or copayments. The 10% standard applies to the full cost of the health insurance, including the cost of self-only coverage and the cost to that parent after adding the child or children.
DCF 150.05(1)(b)3. 3. The court may order the non-insuring parent to contribute to the cost to enroll the children in a private health insurance plan in an amount that does not exceed 10% of the non-insuring parent's monthly income available for child support. A contribution to the cost to enroll the children may not exceed the cost to add the child or children to existing coverage. If the parent ordered to enroll the children does not have single coverage, a contribution to the cost to enroll the child or children may not exceed the difference between the cost of single coverage and the cost to the insuring parent to add the child or children.
DCF 150.05(1)(b)4. 4. The court may incorporate responsibility for a contribution to the cost of private health insurance as an upward or downward adjustment to a payer's child support obligation.
DCF 150.05 Note Note: The cost to enroll a child in a private health insurance plan and a contribution to the cost are in addition to a parent's responsibility for child support. The court would order an upward adjustment to a payer's child support order if the payee is the insuring parent and the payer is contributing to the cost. The court would order a downward adjustment to the payer's child support obligation if the payer is the insuring parent, the payee is contributing to the cost, and the payee's contribution is less than the payer's child support amount.
Published under s. 35.93, Stats. Updated on the first day of each month. Entire code is always current. The Register date on each page is the date the chapter was last published.