In Re Marriage of Paulhe v. Riley


2006 WI App 171, 295 Wis. 2d 541, 722 N.W.2d 155 (WI Ct. App., 2006)


Payer entitled to credit for support payments made during period where covered by social security disability payments paid to payee for the minor child. SSD are not gratuitous benefits, but are a substitute for the disabled parent’s earnings, funded by payment of social security taxes. Although the credit statute refers to “unpaid support”, failure to give credit to a payor who continued to make payments would deny equal protection of laws.

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