Waukesha County

Modification of Termination Date of Income Assignment for Child Support

Last or Only Child

For cases involving a single child, or one remaining minor child, any order for income assignment for current child support shall be terminated once the child turns 18 years of age and has graduated from high school or age 19 if the child is pursuing an accredited course of instruction leading to the acquisition of a high school diploma or its equivalent. Unless an Order exists which provides a specific date for termination of child support, Waukesha County Local Court Rule 3.2 provides income assignments for current child support shall be terminated on May 31st following the last or only child's 18th birthday. This assumes that most children turn 18 in the calendar year before their spring (May or June) graduation. The court understands that there are exceptions and provides a form and instruction for the following two exceptions:

  1. End sooner when the child turns 18 and graduates before May 31st. For example, the child turns 18 on December 1, 2008 and will graduate on January 15, 2009 (end date January 15, 2009) or the child graduates on May 30, 2009, but doesn't turn 18 until June 30, 2009 (end date June 30, 2009).
  2. Continue longer when the child turns 18 but will not graduate until after May 31st. For example, the child turns 18 on April 2, 2009 but will not graduate until June 3, 2010. The end date for this example is the child's 19th birthday of April 2, 2010.

If the parties do not exercise the option(s) below, the income assignment will continue until May 31st following the child's 18th birthday. If this is acceptable, we recommend that you call the Child Support Division to verify that May 31st has been entered as the end date for current support. Please also keep in mind that even though the current support will end, the income assisgnment will continue if/when there are any outstanding arrears, interest, or adminstrative fees due unless otherwise ordered by the court.

Below you will find the Instructions and all the forms you will need to get from the beginning to the end of this court process. You have the option to:

Print the forms in PDF or
Complete the Word Fillable forms on-line
Please keep in mind that not all forms are due at the same time. Review the Instructions (we recommend that you print it and keep it with your papers) to determine in what order to complete each form and other tasks required.

Hint: ONLY COMPLETE THE TASKS IN THE ORDER THEY ARE LISTED-Read ahead, but do not work ahead.