non-resident parent


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non-resident parent

in the law of CHILD SUPPORT, the parent who is not the main day-to-day carer of the children. If the child stays with both parents, the non-resident parent is the one who spends fewer nights with the children. If the children spend an equal number of nights with each parent, normally the non-resident parent is the one who is not getting child benefit for the children.
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