California Child Custody Timeshare Arrangements

California child custody timeshare arrangements works best when parents work together. Children need both parents to actively be involved with their lives. Unless there is a serious threat of domestic violence or child abuse, both parents should develop a flexible California child custody timeshare arrangement. Determining child custody and visitation is often challenging during a divorce. Some parents feel hesitant to share visitation rights when the other parent has shown little to no interest in his/her child’s life. When disputes arise, parents should consider attending mediation to achieve a resolution. Contact San Diego Esquire for more information on how to obtain a child custody order. Read on to learn more about California child custody timeshare arrangements.

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Child Custody & Visitation

Child custody consists of legal and physical custody. Legal custody refers to how parents make decisions as to their children’s health care, education, religious practices, and overall welfare. Parents can share joint legal custody of their children. A parent can also be granted sole legal custody. Physical custody refers to the parent in which the children will reside with on a routine basis. Physical custody can be joint or sole. Visitation, also known as “time-share,” refers to how much time children spend with their parents.

Visitation schedules include one of the following:

  • Scheduled visitation
  • Reasonable visitation
  • Supervised visitation
  • No visitation

A parent who has his/her children less than half the time has a visitation with the children.  The amount of time a parent spends with his/her children is referred to as “custodial timeshare.” The amount of custodial timeshare a parent has effects the amount of child support he/she pays or receives.

Parents must first establish a custodial schedule to determine a timeshare percentage. This percentage is the figure used to determine child support. Below is a chart that illustrates timeshare percentage.

Timeshare Percentage

One weekend per month 6.58%
One extended weekend per month 9.86%
Two weekends per month 13.15%
One weekend per month and one evening per week 13.70%
One extended weekend plus one overnight per week* 19%
Alternate weekends 14.25%
Alternate weekends plus two weeks during summer 18.36%
Alternate weekends, 1/2 holidays plus two weeks during summer 18.90%
Alternate weekends, 1/2 holidays plus two weeks during summer (CP also has two weeks during summer) 18.36%
Alternate weekends, 1/2 holidays plus one month during summer* 23%
Two extended weekends per month 19.73%
Alternate weekends and one evening per week 21.37%
Alternate weekends and one overnight per week 28.49
Alternate extended weekends. 21.40%
Alternate weekends, 1/2 holidays plus four summer weeks (alternate summer weekends with makeups) 21.10%
Alternate weekends, 1/2 holidays plus four summer weeks (no alternate weekends) 20.55%
Alternate weekends, 1/2 holidays plus 1/2 summer 22.47%
Alternate extended weekends plus one evening per week 28.49%
Alternate extended weekends plus one overnight per week 35.62%
Alternate weekends, 1/2 holidays, 1 evening/week, four summer weeks (alt. weekends continued during summer, makeup weekends for the 4 weeks) 28.23%

 

 

Alternate weekends, 1 evening/week when school in session and 1/2 school vacation 28.49%
One day per week 14.29
Two days per week 28.57%
Three days per week 42.85%
Four days per week 57.14
Five days per week 71.43
Six days per week 85.71
First, third and fifth weekends 15.34%
First, third and fifth extended weekends 23.01%
First, third and alternate fifth weekends 14.25%
First, third and alternate extended weekends 21.37%
One evening per week 7%
One overnight per week 14.2
Two weeks during the summer 3.85%
All time during which child is not in school (i.e. summer, winter and spring breaks, Thanksgiving holidays, etc.) 31%
Alternate weekend, one overnight per week plus 1/2 of all time child not in school 30%
Alternate weekends, one overnight per week , 1/2 holidays plus one month during summer 29%
Alternate weekends, one overnight per week plus 1/2 of all time child not in school 30%
Alternate weekends, one evening per week plus entire summer 30%
Alternate weekends, one overnight per week plus entire summer 39%
Three days one week/four days the next week and continuing thereafter 49.99%

A standard weekend is from 5:00 p.m. Friday to 5:00 p.m. Sunday. An extended weekend is from Friday afternoon when school is out until Monday morning after school starts.

Creating a Parenting Plan

When creating a parenting plan, parents should consider the following into the schedule:

  • The children’s school schedule
  • Holidays and special events
  • Visitation transportation arrangements
  • Alternative schedules for school vacations
  • Relocation requests
  • Modifications to the parenting schedule
  • Extra-curricular activities
  • Grandparents and extended family

Contact San Diego Esquire for more information about California child custody timeshare arrangements. We can help you develop a parenting plan and obtain a child custody order.

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2017-10-22T17:43:03+00:00

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