Effective October 1, 2020, child support calculations for shared custody will change, reducing the amount of support paid in some circumstances. Presently, child support is calculated based on either sole or shared physical custody. The shared physical custody guidelines are used whenever a parent has overnights with their children more than 35% of the time, or at least 128 overnights.
With the new law, the shared physical custody guidelines are used if one parent has the children for a least 25% of the overnights, or 92 overnights, but if a parent has the children for more than 25% of the overnights, but less than 30% of the overnights, child support adjustments are made for each increment up to 29%. Once a parent has 30% of the overnights, or at least 110 overnights, child support is based on the percentage of overnights each parent has with the children.
The new law will only apply to cases to establish or modify child support filed after October 1, 2020.
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