Standard Parenting Time (104 overnights annually)
Weekend Parenting Time
Plaintiff (PL)/Defendant (DF) shall have weekend parenting time with the minor child(ren) from 6:00 p.m. Friday until 6:00 p.m. Sunday on alternating weekends.
Weekday Parenting Time
The Plaintiff/Defendant shall be entitled to spend time with the minor child(ren) on Wednesdays from after school to 8:00 p.m. (or 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. if school is not in session.)
Holiday Parenting Time
Plaintiff/Defendant shall have the right to visit with the minor child(ren) on the following holidays:
In odd years Plaintiff/Defendant shall have the minor child with him/her as follows:
- New Years Day
- Memorial Day
- Labor Day
- Christmas Eve
In even years Plaintiff/Defendant shall have the minor child(ren) with him/her as follows:
- Fourth of July
- Christmas Day
The Mother shall always have the child(ren) on Mother’s Day, and the Father shall always have the child(ren) on Father’s Day.
Hours for Holidays
The Easter holiday shall be celebrated from 6:00 p.m. the Saturday before Easter until 6:00 p.m. Easter Day.
Thanksgiving, Memorial Day and Labor Day shall be celebrated from 9:00 a.m. the day of the holiday until 8:00 p.m. that evening.
Spring break parenting time shall begin the date the child(ren)’s school system begins the holiday break and continue through the week until Sunday at 6:00 p.m.
Christmas break parenting time shall begin the date the child(ren)’s school system begins the holiday break and continue until Christmas Eve at 8:00 p.m. On Christmas Eve at 8:00 p.m., the other party shall have parenting time beginning at 8:00 p.m. and continuing until the last day of the break (as scheduled by the child’s school system) at 6:00 p.m.
Fourth of July parenting time shall be from 9:00 a.m. on July 4 until 9:00 a.m. on July 5.
In the event Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, or Thanksgiving coincides with a party’s regular parenting time schedule, the child(ren) will remain with the parent for the entire extended weekend.
Summer Parenting Time
The parties shall divide equally the Summer parenting time to be defined as the period between the day that school lets out for the Summer in the child’s school system until school begins in the Fall. During a party’s one-half of the Summer vacation, the other party shall have all rights of parenting time that formerly belong to the other parent on the weekends.
Custody & Parenting Time FAQ
At what age can a child decide with which parent he/she will live?
Eighteen. Children do not decide custody. Parents and/or the Court determine custody. The reasonable preference of the child is only one of many factors that the Court consideres in reaching a custody decision.
What happens if I have an order of custody and the other parent does not return the child to me as stated in that order?
You may also contact your attorney and request an immediate hearing before the Court.
If you have reason to believe that the other parent does not intend to return the child, you may contact the police or the prosecuting attorney and request that parental kidnapping charges be filed.
Can I stop paying support if the other party is not allowing my parenting time?
No. Support and parenting time are two separate parts of the court order. Disobeying one part of the order is not justification to disobey anther part of the order. Both support and parenting time violations use similar enforcement procedures. For more detailed information, contact the Friend of the Court office.
If it appears that the other parent has been drinking or using drugs, do I have to let the children go for parenting time?
That is your decision. However, if you decide to deny parenting time, a contempt hearing may be set and you will have to explain why you felt that your decision was in the best interest of the children.