Tulsa Attorney BlogWhat Does “Parenting Time Adjustment” Mean for Oklahoma Child Support Purposes?

PTA is an Adjustment to the Base Child Support Amount

Video Transcribed: What does parenting time adjustment mean for child support in Oklahoma? I’m Oklahoma attorney James Wirth. We’re doing a series of videos of Oklahoma child support. And this time, we’re dealing with the definition, specifically the definition of parenting time adjustment.

attorney in OklahomaSo you may know that under the Oklahoma Child Support Guidelines, if the non-custodial parent has more than 120 overnights, it starts to affect child support, that they’re caring for that child for an extended amount of time, not as much as perhaps the custodial parent, but a good amount of time, it could reduce the obligation that they have. And that’s where the child, I’m sorry, the parenting time adjustment comes in.

It is defined by statute. So you can find it’s in Title 43, Section 118A, Subsection 12. And what it provides is, “Parenting time adjustment means an adjustment to the base child support amount based upon parenting time.” So it’s as simple as that. That’s what it means.

Determining exactly how much that child support adjustment is, is more complicated. We’re going to cover that in a later video. But if you’ve got questions about that, you’re going to want to talk to an attorney about it confidentially, to get good advice from that person, so we can get all of your details and circumstances. So to get that scheduled with somebody at my office, go online to makelaweasy.com.

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