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2 Sep. 2013

Child Support versus Time Share

Posted By The Buncher Law Corporation

As I covered in a previous post, when calculating child support, consideration is given to each parent's gross income, the number of children for whom support is being determined, and each parents' relative periods of physical custody with each child, also known as “time share.”

Unfortunately, because time share is a major factor in determining child support, the calculation encourages contentious litigation and insincere claims. For instance, one parent who has customarily taken little interest in spending time with children may attempt to fight for more time with the children out of simple desire to decrease child support payments.

When obtaining such additional time with the children, the court may be interested in hearing evidence that a parent is not sincerely involved in the raising of the children and operates the home like a hotel manager.

The strategy for the opposing party is demonstrating the insincerity of the other party; e.g., that the claim is only financially motivated. In cases like this, the only thing that you can do is have counsel that knows how to best present a case on child custody issues.

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