Finding Absent Parents

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Child support has many tools to help find missing parents and to identify their income. For example:

  • The child support computer system, automatically checks and compares information with other Wisconsin agencies computer systems (such as the Wisconsin's Department of Transportation and Department of Natural Resources).
  • Child support has access to lists of workers that have recently been hired by employers across the country through the New Hire reporting program.
  • Child support can ask other states to find a missing parent if he or she has moved to another state.

Often, the best source of information on the whereabouts of a missing parent is the other parent on the case. If you have information on where the missing parent may be living or working, let your child support agency know. They will follow up on the information that you give them.