Figuring out what is, and is not, joint custody
Adopting the bright line test suggested by the State Bar’s Family Law Section working group, a custodial time share of anywhere from 50/50 to 60/40 is now “joint custody.” This replaces the far more cumbersome (and uncertain) analysis in the original Opinion.
Figuring child support if there is joint custody
The Court eliminated the complicated (and equally uncertain) child support calculation formula in the original Opinion, instead making all such cases fall under the Wright v. Osburn, 114 Nev. 1367, 970 P.2d 1071 (1998), offset method for calculating child support. Support is figured as if each party was paying support to the other, and then the amounts are offset.
Figuring child support if there is not joint custody
If the timeshare is not 60/40 or closer, then regular guideline child support is calculated. Full information on our child support page (http://www.willicklawgroup.com/child_support).