Calculating Timeshare Kids Spend with Each Parent

When: You’ve determined the schedule your kids will spend with each parent. You want to calculate child support but can’t do so without determining the percentage timeshare your children spend with you and your ex.

Why: When calculating child support, the amount is largely dependent 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 and/or negotiating with your spouse (or domestic partner), you must determine the percentage of time the kids spend with noncustodial parent (or the parent who has less time with the children). This chart gives you quick percentages of popular time share arrangements. If you need to calculate on your own (because your timeshare isn’t listed on this chart), calculate the days per year that your kids spend with the parent they spend less time with and divide that by 365. 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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