We have two children in a split custody situation. One is with us full time, and one half time. The other parent has 182 overnights per year with the one child, and only 52 overnights per year with the second. How do they calculate, in Pennsylvania (Bucks County) the percent of time with non-custodial parent, for child support purposes, in this type of situation? Would they average the two children's times? Or just deduct the 20% credit from half of the support amount? (as 30% is normal, and one child is 50%) I can't find anything in the guidelines regarding this anomaly. Your help is much appreciated!
Family Law Attorney
There will be a reduction in support for the child support for the child who has fifty percent custody and no deduction for the support of the child who is there less than forty percent. They do not average the children's time. We can run the numbers for you tomorrow if you give the incomes, expenses, etc.