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I am trying to figure out the parenting time percentage,

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I am trying to figure out the parenting time percentage, based on an anticipated schedule. Calculating by overnights, by hours (with or w/o school) and counting by days all produce a different number. If I provide the schedule, could a parenting time percentage be provided?

Lawyer's Assistant: Because education law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

CA- specifically San Diego County

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?

I have had a consult about the divorce process, yes, not about this subject

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Everything is going smoothly except for this. I am just hoping for some clarification on determining parenting time based on a schedule. Thank you.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Family Law
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Family Lawyer: LegalGems, Lawyer replied 7 months ago

I'm not able to provide calculations because that would require a detailed analysis which could be construed as legal advice; but I can provide the information so that the parenting time for child support purposes can be determined. Basically, CA will divide the total number of hours a child spends with 1 parent each year by 8,760, the number of hours in a year. That will determine the respective parenting time which can then be entered in the child support calculator to get an estimation of child support.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Is the time the children are in school considered parenting time with the non - custodial parent?
Family Lawyer: LegalGems, Lawyer replied 7 months ago

School time counts towards the parent that has that child for the day under the order;

so for example, if mom has the child Mondays through Thursdays, from 8am to 4 pm; mom gets credit for all of those hours.

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