Child support can sometimes be confusing. It is generally just a set amount that is paid every month, However, there are a few exceptions. One exception is that if the non-custodial parent has the children for at least 12 days during any consecutive 30 days, child support will be reduced by 25% – for that month. Most parents have at least two weeks of uninterrupted summer parent time so this applies to almost all parents – unless their divorce decree says something different. This adjustment is not automatic. You will need to coordinate the reduction with your co-parent. If you use ORS, you will need to talk to them about the child support change for that month.
If the non-custodial parent has the children for at least 25 days during any consecutive 30 days, child support will be reduced by 50% – for that month. If you are the parent that pays child support it probably seems ridiculous that you still have to pay child support when the children are with you. However, unless your divorce decree says something different than the statute, you still have to pay 50% even when the children are with you for the month. Again, this change in support will not be done automatically. You will need to figure out the changed amount and coordinate with your co-parent and possibly ORS.
Please contact us if you have any questions about how child support is adjusted for extended parent time.