The one-half support requirement is met if the NH provided one-half of the child's
support “continuously” throughout the applicable one-year period. The requirement
is met if the NH made contributions in cash or in kind to the child's support in each
of the 12 months preceding the applicable time and the total of such contributions
over the entire 12-month period equaled or exceeded one-half of such child's support
for the year.
If the NH contributed an amount which was intended as support for more than one month,
he/she would be considered as contributing to the child's support for each month covered
by the amount of the contribution. An annual installment which is understood by all
to be necessary support for the year would be considered as a contribution for each
month of the year.
Where the NH had been contributing over a period of time and there is a break of one
month in his/her contributions during the year, the NH can be considered to have contributed
“continuously” throughout the year.