How to Enforce and Collect Wyoming Child Support Easily

Child Support Payments How to Enforce and Collect Wyoming Child Support Easily

How Do Child Support Payments Work in Wyoming?

When two people marry and have children to start a family, it is understood that both parents are responsible for financially providing for their children until the time the children are 18 years of age or older. Families start with the best intentions, but sometimes marriages just don't work out the way that both people want them to. The reasons for ending a marriage with a divorce are virtually endless.

However, one thing doesn't change: both parties’ responsibility to provide financially for the children within that family.

Children rely on their parents to financially supply everything they need in their day-to-day life. These needs include basics like shelter, food, clothing, shoes, and the opportunity to go to school and get a quality education. No matter the reason for the divorce, both parents were financially committed to that child’s well-being. That's where child support payments come in to ensure that both parents contribute to their children’s financial well-being, even if they don't live together anymore.

How Do I Demand Child Support on My Own?

If you are the parent that has primary custody of the child, you will need to get child support from your ex-partner to cover your children's expenses. However, sometimes the ex-spouse is less than willing to pay their share of the money and take financial responsibility for their children. As the parent with primary custody, this is aggravating and frustrating as you are trying to provide for your children's needs. Many ex-partners are unwilling to speak to their ex-spouse and negotiate the payments to ensure that children have what they need.

When you are navigating this road alone, it can feel exhausting and frustrating, and many times completely overwhelming. However, the key is to understand that you are not alone in these situations. You have resources and ways to get the help you need from your ex-partner.

In this case, DoNotPay will be able to help you get a letter from DoNotPay that is written on your behalf. We will demand the funds you are owed, and if you don't get a payment or another response within two weeks of sending that letter, you can elevate the case to the court level to get your child support paid to you.

If You Owe Child Support:

On the flip side, if you are the one that owes back child support, DoNotPay can help you as well. As long as you can prove that you have had financial hardships or tried to make at least an effort to make baseline payments in the last several years, you will qualify for our program to help you reduce the payments and the interest/fees that you owe on your child support payments that may date back several months or even years.

No Matter Which Parenting Side You Are On:

We understand that child support is often a touchy topic between ex-partners. However, the reality is that financial situations among couples who are divorced or separated can be very frustrating, and the legal jargon put into child support orders can make it all the more frustrating. DoNotPay is here to help get the process started and take the task of beginning the process of requesting or paying back child support off of your plate and putting it onto our plate instead.

How Are Child Support Payments Enforced in Wyoming?

If you are in the state of Wyoming, and you decide to ignore orders to pay your child support, then you could have some pretty steep consequences to face as a result of your choice. Most states, including Wyoming, are very serious about requiring parents to pay their child support payments on time and a regular basis.

If you refuse to pay those payments, then the following are possible consequences that you will face in Wyoming:

  • having your driver's license suspended
  • having up to 65% of your wages garnished for child support payments (depending on the number of children you have and the income level you are currently at)
  • have your professional or occupational license suspended
  • have a lien put on your property
  • you may have your tax return taken to pay back child support
  • you may end up with a criminal felony if you owe more than $10,000 in back child support payments
  • you may wind up with jail time if you don't show up for a child support payment hearting

These are just some of the consequences that you may face in Wyoming if you choose not to pay the child support payments if you are not paying your payments on time. Paying your payments on time will help you avoid these unpleasant consequences that could otherwise complicate your life.

What Factors Are Taken Into Consideration When They Determine How Much I Must Pay?

Various factors are taken into consideration when your monthly payment amounts are determined. Some elements will vary by state and based on the situation that your family finds themselves in. The following are some things that are taken into consideration when it's determined how much you must pay:

  1. the gross income of each parent (all sources of income must be considered and accounted for)
  2. the percentage of time the child is with each parent (living in their home and their custody)
  3. any tax deductions that parents can make
  4. mandatory deductions from a parent's payroll tax (i.e., retirement contributions, healthcare, etc.)
  5. daycare expenses for children
  6. health insurance costs per child

These factors are combined to determine how much you will have to pay each month for child support. Producing your child support is vital to helping you avoid the consequences mentioned above of not paying your payments regularly. Payments are generally due till the child turns 18 but are sometimes due past that age if children have severe disabilities.

Wyoming Child Support Calculator

Step One: Identify Income

List the monthly income for each parent then calculate the total combined monthly income (I) then identify the percentage that each parent contributes to that value (p1 and P2).

Obligee/Custodial ParentObligor/Non-Custodial Parent
Monthly Income (i1)Monthly Income (i2)Combined Monthly Income (I=(i1+i2))
Contribution to Income Income (p1=i1/I)Contribution to Income Income (p1=i1/I)

Step Two: Identity Basic Parental Obligation

In order to calculate how much each parent would spend raising a child, use an expenditures table like the example below to list the associated costs of raising a child where you live.  Then sum the total expenditures (e) and multiply that by the number of children shared (n) for the total parental obligation (O).

Ordinary Expenses Associated With Raising Children
  • Housing: Rent, utilities, mortgage, property taxes, insurance, etc.
  • Apparel: Clothing, shoes
  • Food
  • Transportation: Finance charges, leases, gas & oil, maintenance & repairs, etc. o
  • Entertainment: Admission, lessons, activity fees, pets, toys, equipment o
  • Miscellaneous: Personal care, etc.
  • Education and Extracurricular Activities: Ordinary costs for education and extracurricular activities
Medical Insurance
  • Premiums
  • Dedicutables
  • Copays
Childcare
  • Daycare
  • Pre-K education
  • After/before school care
Extraordinary Medical Expenses
  • Out-of-pocket healthcare expenses
  • Catastrophic illness or injury expenses

Once you have the sum of all expenditures, multiply that total by the percentage (as a decimal) each parent contributes to the monthly income in order to assign basic parental obligation.

Obligee/Custodial ParentObligor/Non-Custodial Parent
Monthly IncomeMonthly IncomeCombined Monthly Income (I)
%  of Combined Income (p1)% of Combined Income (p2)
Total Basic  Parental Obligation (O=en)
Obligee Parental Obligation (b1=O(p1))Obligor Parental Obligation (b2=O(p1))

Step Three: Make Physical Care Adjustments

Because the expenses of raising a child in two households are often duplicated, the basic child support obligation must be multiplied by 1.5 to account for the associated costs. Then, each parent’s proportional amount of the shared physical care obligation is multiplied by the percentage of time the other parent spends with the child.

The respective child support obligations are offset, with the parent owing more child support paying the difference between the child support amounts.

Obligee/Custodial ParentObligor/Non-Custodial Parent
Monthly Income (i1)Monthly Income (i2)Combined Monthly Income (I=(i1+i2))
Contribution to Income Income (p1=i1/I)Contribution to Income Income (p1=i1/I)
Total Basic  Parental Obligation (O=en)
Obligee Basic Parental Obligation (b1=O(p1))Obligor Basic Parental Obligation (b2=O(p1))
% of Custodial Time (t1)% of Custodial Time (t2)Shared Physical Care Adjustment (A=O(1.5))
% of Custodial Time (t1)% of Custodial Time (t2)
Obligee Child Support Obligation (s1=A(t1))Obligor Child Support Obligation (s2=A(t2))Total Child Support Owed by Obligor (S=s2-s1)

If you have tried to pay your child support but have struggled or pleaded financial hardship, DoNotPay can help you lower the amount you owe in future payments through our app and negotiation services.

DoNotPay Can Help Reduce the Amount of Back Child Support You Owe:

DoNotPay can help you reduce the amount of money you owe in child support cases. As long as you have been attempting to pay, or if you had had financial hardships throughout the time when you owed child support, we could help lower your payments. The following are the three steps that you will need to take to initiate the process to lower your payments through DoNotPay:

  1. Search child support on DoNotPay and enter the details of the person who owes the payments.

     

  2. Tell us more about the payment schedule, including the amount and frequency of the payments, the last payment they made and number of missed payments, and how much they owe you in total.

     

  3. Confirm your contact information and select whether you want us to mail or email the letter on your behalf. Choose how you would like to receive the payment and verify your signature.

     

Once you have completed this series of steps, DoNotPay will begin the process of trying to help you lower the amount that you owe on overdue and past child support payments.

Child Support Guides by State

Each state has different rules and regulations regarding child support, making the entire process confusing and overwhelming. Luckily, DoNotPay has child support guides for each state. Find yours below:

DelawareMinnesotaWyoming
HawaiiMissouriConnecticut
South CarolinaKansasNorth Dakota
AlaskaLouisianaMontana
Rhode IslandNebraskaMississippi
New MexicoOhioArkansas
New HampshireNevadaArizona
AlabamaKentuckyWest Virginia
MichiganOregonVirginia
IdahoMassachusettsGeorgia
Washington StateColoradoIndiana
CaliforniaNew YorkNew Jersey
IowaTennesseePennsylvania
FloridaNorth CarolinaWisconsin
TexasIllinois

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