A Day of Parenting Time Occurs When:
A child spends more than 12 consecutive hours in a 24-hour period under the care, control, or direct supervision of one parent or caretaker. The 24-hour period need not be the same as a 24-hour calendar day. Accordingly, a day of parenting time may be either an overnight period or a daytime period, or a combination of daytime and nighttime hours.
There Are Exceptions:
An example could include a parenting situation where the ARP is scheduled to pick up the child after school three or more days a week and keep the child until 8 p.m. The three partial days could be considered a single day for parenting time purposes. As with many aspects of Tennessee child support, the final answer may be negotiated between the parents as part of a compromise or be determined by a judge on a case-by-case basis.