Wyoming Child Support Enforcement Resource Center

Even if the non-custodial parent lives outside the state of Wyoming, the law requires cooperation between states. The non-custodial parent is legally required to make regular child support payments, regardless of where they live.

Wyoming Support Enforcement Measures

If a non-custodial parent does not pay child support, he or she is subject to enforcement measures in accordance with Federal and Wyoming child support law to collect regular and past-due payments.

Who Can Enforce Court Ordered Child Support in Wyoming?

The Wyoming Child Support Enforcement is the state-run child support enforcement office for Wyoming. The Wyoming Department of Family Services is required by federal law to provide services through Child Support Enforcement (CSE) and is funded by the federal government and the state of Wyoming.

Full Time Equiv. Staff 209
Total Caseload 34,971

1 U.S. Office of Child Support Enforcement, Boxscores for FY 2005

Interest on Missed Child Support Payments

Wyoming provides for interest to be charged on late child support payments at a rate of 10% penalty on current missed obligation payments. 10% interest is charged on amounts reduced to judgment.

Wyoming's Statute of Limitations on Back Child Support Payments (Arrears)

Enforcement of past due child support in Wyoming is not subject to a statute of limitations.

Wyoming's Statute of Limitations for Determination of Paternity

In Wyoming, paternity actions must occur within 3 years after the age of majority if brought by the child or the State of Wyoming. 5 years after the date of birth if brought by another party.

Age of Emancipation / Age of Majority in Wyoming

The age of emancipation in Wyoming is 18 years of age, unless the child is self-supporting, legally married or active in the armed services. A child under the age of 18 may petition the court for a declaration of emancipation. (W.S. 14-1-101 and 14-1-201)

How Are Child Support Payment Amounts Determined in Wyoming?

In Wyoming, after the combined net income of both parents is determined it shall be used in conjunction with support guideline tables to find the appropriate total child support obligation of both parents. The child support obligation calculated from the tables shall be divided between the parents in proportion to the net income of each.

When the combined income of both parents is less than $732.00, the support obligation of the noncustodial parent is set at 25% of net income. The support obligation is never set at less than $50.00 per month.

When each parent keeps the children overnight for more than 40% of the year and both parents contribute substantially to the expenses of the children in addition to the payment of child support, a joint support obligation shall be determined by use of support guideline tables. After the joint presumptive child support obligation is derived from the tables, that amount shall be divided between the parents in proportion to the net income of each. The proportionate share of the total obligation of each parent is then multiplied by the percentage of time the children spend with the other parent to determine the theoretical support obligation owed to the other parent. The parent owing the greater amount of child support shall pay the difference between the two amounts as the net child support obligation.

Custody and Visitation Issues

Child support and visitation rights are separate issues. The court determines both and will usually order the non-custodial parent to pay support and the custodial parent to make the child available for visits.

The custodial parent must obey the court order for visitation, even if the non-custodial parent cannot or will not pay child support. The court can enforce any of its orders against either parent.

Our clients say...

It took me 10 years to catch up with my husband to establish a court order for child support. Years had gone by and his debt was in the thousands. I got Human Services involved and they told me that because I was now in a different state I had to close my case and had to open my case there. Weeks after I sent the paperwork to the Child Support Enforcement office, I received a letter saying I needed to attach notarized proof of previous payements made etc, etc, etc. I was tired of going through the process of trying to get child support owed.

I found the website for Support Collectors. I figured it probably wouldn't work and a lot of paperwork would be required...Well, there was not a lot of paperwork. It was so easy, I don't know why these other agencies need so much stuff when Support Collectors took the basic information and I had payment coming in in less than 6 weeks (this includes the time that I filed). Support Collectors kept in contact with me and was able to establish a settlement in no time. I was really surprised. I would recommend this service to anyone else (man or woman). The service was excellent.
- Lee M., Alabama
Collected $26,000

After many years of searching through various agencies for my ex-husband, a dear friend told me about the Support Collectors web site. I logged on and requested an application, thinking to myself it won't make a difference. We hadn't found him in 19 years, they won't be able to find him either. To my surprise they did and very quickly. Support Collectors handled everything very professionally and I received my settlement of $60,000 within a few months!

I would highly recommend Support Collectors to anyone who is owed child support. Thank you Support Collectors for doing what I thought was completely hopeless.
- Terry M., Illinois
Collected $26,000

Thank you so much for your help in getting the child support payments my daughter deserves! I only wish I would not have waited so long to contact you for assistance. You succeeded when everyone else had failed.

Don't try to handle this problem on your own with the department of child support services who are drowning in a sea of paperwork, let Support Collectors take care of you personally. The best part is that you don't owe them anything until they get payments for you and believe me, it is worth every penny.
- Teresa H., Illinois
Collected $26,000