Having Multiple Child Support Cases Open At Once

divorce lawyer Daniel ExnerQuestion:

My child support laws question deals with having multiple cases open in multiple states.

My ex-wife currently has two child support cases for child support in two different states. Can she do that?


Since I am only licensed to practice law in Wisconsin, I can only provide you with general divorce help for men to your child support laws question.

The answer to your questions is it depends. In general, the court that makes the initial child support order retains jurisdiction over the case as long as the parties and the child still reside in the jurisdiction.

If a party seeks to modify the support order, the party must file the action with the originating court or ask the court to transfer venue.

Parties are free to file other actions in different jurisdictions that may relate to child support orders, though. For instance, if a party fails to comply with a support order, a party may file a contempt action against that party in a different court as long as jurisdiction is properly supported.

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Without more information, I cannot answer your question more specifically. I recommend consulting with a mens divorce attorney if you need legal assistance to navigate through this complex process.

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One comment on “Having Multiple Child Support Cases Open At Once

    i was wondering if there is an answer for my question…. i opened two child support cases only because i was unsure of who the father was but i completed an at home dna test and soon resolved that issue but since the other party refuses to respond to the summons and complaint i am stuck with the case of the one that is not the chid’s real father
    can i get in trouble for opening another case or whats going to happen

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