The current Minnesota child support law factors into its calculations the fact that the child support obligor incurs expenses when caring for the child(ren). The child support statute provides a parenting expense adjustment in which the basic support calculated based upon the income of the two parents is reduced by twelve percent (12%). The adjustment applies to all cases except those in which the payor parent has (a) very little access to the child, or (b) access to the child that is nearly equal to the other parent. As long as the child spends between ten percent (10%) and forty-five percent (45%) of time with the payor parent, the 12% reduction applies. (As an example, a non-custodial parent who has parenting time one day per week, or alternating weekends, meets the 10% threshold.) The applicable parenting schedule must be in a written court order in order for the parenting expenses adjustment to be implemented.