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How to Calculate the Timeshare Kids Spend with Each Parent in California

When calculating child support, the amount largely depends on how much time your kids spend with each parent. 

Before filing a Request for Order for Child Support Orders or negotiating with your spouse or domestic partner, you must determine the percentage of time the kids spend with the noncustodial parent (or the parent who has less time with the children).

Using this timeshare chart

If you have determined the amount of time your kids will spend with each parent and want to calculate child support but can’t do so without determining the percentage timeshare your children spend with you and your ex, this chart – which provides quick percentages of popular timeshare arrangements – can help.

Note: If your timeshare isn’t listed on this chart, you can still do the calculation on your own. Determine the number of days per year your kids spend with the parent they see less often. Divide that number by 365. Then, move the decimal point over two numbers to the right.

Note: “alternate” = every other week

Timeshare Percentage
Friday evening through Sunday evening (one time per month) 6%
Alternate Friday evening through Sunday evening 14%
Alternate Friday evening through Sunday evening plus one evening per week 18%
Alternate Friday evening through Sunday evening plus one evening alternate weeks 16%
Alternate Friday evening through Sunday evening plus one overnight alternate weeks 18%
Friday evening through Monday morning (one time per month) 8%
Alternate Friday evening through Monday morning 18%
Alternate Thursday evening through Monday morning 25%
One overnight per week 7%
Alternate Friday through Sunday evening plus half of summer and half of holidays 27%
Alternate Friday through Sunday evening plus one evening per week plus one month of summer 28%
Alternate one overnight per week 4%

 

Related: Hello Divorce CEO Erin Levine answers: Can I calculate what I might owe in child support without having to talk to an attorney?

 

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