Cacluating overnights


#1

When calculating # of overnights how do you account for 3 weeks vacation time allotted to each parent during the summer? In our case, dad has not taken his 3 weeks ever. My suggestion is the this is not factored in to the calculation. All 12 months are calculated using the same ratio of DAD = 4 nights, per 2 weeks, MOM = 10 night , per 2 weeks. This simplifies holidays and vacation, minor work travel etc. Please advise.


#2

To calculate overnights, I attempt to make the numbers reflect the actual agreement between the parties as accurately as possible. If the only vacation that was allotted to the parties is 3 weeks each in summer, then the calculation would be (3 x 7) + (20 x 4) = 101 overnights.


#3

thanks, but I am struggling with him having the ability to take vacation for 3 weeks, but he has only exercised one of 6 weeks in 2 years.

Can you help me understand your formula… (3 x 7) + (20 x 4) = 101 overnights… The 20x4 is unclear.

Also, on occasion we both overnight travel for work. It typically avgs out to be 1-1.5 nights/per month for me. Should that be factored into the support calculation?

It seems to me he’s trying hard to get his overnights above 143 and get on worksheet b…


#4

Sorry, The reason 20 isn’t clear is because I must have messed up my calculation. 52 weeks a year - 6 weeks for summer = 46 weeks of regular schedule / 2 week increments = 23 x 4 days per 2 week period = 92 + vacation = 113.