Parenting time is very important to your child’s development. You should make every attempt to work with the other parent so that your children can have a meaningful relationship with both parents. In California, the time that parents spend with their children can be determined by agreement or decided by the court.
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California Parenting Time Calculator
The following California Parenting Time Calculator displays the percentage parenting time a parent will have based on the listed time they are spending with their child.
You should use the percentages obtained from the California Parenting Time Calculator to determine child support which is based on both parents’ income and the time spent with their child.
|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*||19.00%|
|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*||23.00%|
|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||7.00%|
|One overnight per week||14.20%|
|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.)||31.00%|
|Alternate weekend, one overnight per week plus 1/2 of all time child not in school||30.00%|
|Alternate weekends, one overnight per week, 1/2 holidays plus one month during summer||29.00%|
|Alternate weekends, one overnight per week plus 1/2 of all time child not in school||30.00%|
|Alternate weekends, one evening per week plus entire summer||30.00%|
|Alternate weekends, one overnight per week plus entire summer||39.00%|
|Three days one week/four days the next week and continuing thereafter||49.99%|
|Note: A “Standard Weekend” is Friday evening from 5:00 PM to Sunday evening at 5:00 PM. An “Extended Weekend” is Friday afternoon after school until Monday morning when school starts.
If your visitation schedule does not conform to one of the above examples, you can always add up the number of hours of visitation per year and divide that number by 8760 (the total number of hours in a year). That will give you the visitation percentage based on your yearly visitation schedule.
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