Q: I have my kids for a month during the summer. am I required to pay that month child support since they are in my care?
In turn is my ex required to pay me child support for that month of care?
A: Generally, and without looking at your particular Decree of Divorce, which is the law of your case, pursuant to Utah Code Section 78B-12-216:
(1) The base child support award shall be:
(a) reduced by 50% for each child for time periods during which the child is with the noncustodial parent by order of the court or by written agreement of the parties for at least 25 of any 30 consecutive days of extended parent-time; or
(b) 25% for each child for time periods during which the child is with the noncustodial parent by order of the court, or by written agreement of the parties for at least 12 of any 30 consecutive days of extended parent-time.
Therefore, it depends who is paying who child support and which child support worksheet was used to determine the current child support obligation. Consulting with an experienced lawyer with the specifics of your case is important.
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