Parent of Primary Residence (PPR) and the Parent of Alternate Residence (PAR)

(PPR) – The parent with whom the child spends most of his or her overnight time.

The primary residence is the home where the child resides for more than 50% of the overnights annually.

If the time spent with each parent is equal (50% of overnights each), the PPR is the parent with whom the child resides while attending school.

 (PAR) – This is the parent with whom the child resides when not living in the primary residence.

In general, once a PPR is chosen, the Courts will give more deference to that parent’s decision making authority than to the PAR.