PPR – Parent of Primary Residence (PPR) is a parent who provides a residence for the child for more than 50% of overnights annually or, if sharing is equal, provides the residence for the child while he or she is attending school. The PPR may be either the obligee or obligor depending on the parents' income and amount of time spent with the child.
PAR – A Parent of Alternate Residence (PAR) is a parent who provides an overnight residence for the child when he or she is not with the PPR. The Non-Residential Parent is the parent who does not have custody of the child(ren) and has a responsibility to support the child(ren).
Percentage of Parenting Time – is the amount of time the child(ren) is scheduled to spend with a parent.
Shared Parenting – If your child will spend 28% or more overnight time (104 nights per year or more) with the non-residential parent then you have a Shared Parenting arrangement.
Sole Parenting – If your child will spend less than 28% overnight time (less than 104 nights) with the non-residential parent then you have a Sole Parenting arrangement.
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