Calculating 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. In other words, support payments decrease as timeshare increases. 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 a noncustodial parent (or the parent who has less time with the children).

If you have determined the schedule 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 can help.

The chart provides quick percentages of popular timeshare arrangements. If you need to calculate on your own (because your timeshare isn’t listed on this chart), determine the number of days per year your kids spend with the parent they see less often. Divide that number by 365, and move the decimal point over two numbers to the right.

Note: “alternate” = every other week

TimesharePercentage
Friday evening through Sunday evening (one time per month)6%
Alternate Friday evening through Sunday evening14%
Alternate Friday evening through Sunday evening plus one evening per week18%
Alternate Friday evening through Sunday evening plus one evening alternate weeks16%
Alternate Friday evening through Sunday evening plus one overnight alternate weeks18%
Friday evening through Monday morning (one time per month)8%
Alternate Friday evening through Monday morning18%
Alternate Thursday evening through Monday morning25%
One overnight per week7%
Alternate Friday through Sunday evening plus half of summer and half of holidays27%
Alternate Friday through Sunday evening plus one evening per week plus one month summer28%
Alternate one overnight per week4%

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