Or. Admin. R. 137-050-0730 - Parenting Time Credit

(1) For the purposes of this rule:
(a) "Primary physical custody" means the parent provides the primary residence for the child and is responsible for the majority of the day-to-day decisions concerning the child.
(b) "Split custody" means that there are two or more children and each parent has at least one child more than 50 percent of the time.
(2) If there is a current written parenting time agreement or court order providing for parenting time, calculate each parent's overnights for the minor children as follows:
(a) Determine the average number of overnights using two consecutive years.
(b) Add the total number of overnights the parent is allowed with each minor child and divide by the total number of minor children.
(c) Notwithstanding the calculation provided in subsections (2)( a) and (2)(b), parenting time may be determined using a method other than overnights if the parents have an alternative parenting time schedule in which a parent has significant time periods where the minor child is in the parent's physical custody but does not stay overnight. For example, in lieu of overnights, 12 continuous hours may be counted as one day. Additionally, blocks of time of four hours up to 12-hours may be counted as half-days, but not in conjunction with overnights. Regardless of the method used, blocks of time may not be used to equal more than one full day per 24-hour period.
(3) If the parents have split custody but no written parenting time agreement, determine each parent's parenting time overnights by dividing the number of minor children with the parent by the total number of children and multiplying by 365.
(4) If there is no current written parenting time agreement or court order providing for parenting time, the parent or party having primary physical custody of the minor child will be treated as having all of the parenting time for that child unless a court or administrative law judge determines actual parenting time.
(5) If the court or administrative law judge determines actual parenting time exercised by a parent is different than what is provided in a written parenting plan or court order, the parenting time overnights may be calculated using the actual parenting time exercised by the parent.
(6) Determine each parent's parenting time credit percentage as follows: credit percentage = 1/(1+e^(-7.14*((overnights/365)-0.5)))-2.74%+(2*2.74%*(overnights/365)). The precisely computed credit percentage is preferred. However, where this is impractical (for example, when calculating support by hand) an approximate credit percentage can be determined by referencing the table at the end of this rule using the parents' average overnights determined in step 2, 3, or 4, rounding up or down to the nearest whole number of overnights.
(7) To determine the amount of each parent's parenting time credit:
(a) Determine the minor children's portion of the combined basic support obligation, as determined in OAR 137-050-0725(2), by dividing the combined basic support obligation by the total number of minor children and children attending school and multiply the result by the number of minor children only.
(b) Multiply the result by each parent's parenting time credit percentage.

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Or. Admin. R. 137-050-0730
DOJ 16-2009, f. 12-1-09, cert. ef. 1-4-10; DOJ 11-2010, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-10; DOJ 3-2013, f. 5-15-13, cert. ef. 7-1-13

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Stat. Auth.: ORS 25.270B - 25.290 & 180.345

Stats. Implemented: ORS 25.270B - 25.290

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