What would be the best term to use to describe the following schedule? Father has parenting time during the following: Summer break, winter break, spring break, Thanksgiving break and one optional week end out of the month when in the state of child’s residents. Father and mother do not reside in the same state and the father will have the child in his home state during his parenting time.
Mother has "primary parenting time" and I would assume primary decision-making ability. However, father has relatively liberal parenting time when child is not in school. There is not really a phrase or term of art here in CO for that.
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I give my learned colleague Mr. Leroi credit as he is in tune with this question more than I. I would simply call what you've described as a parenting plan.
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I am not sure why it is important to label your parenting plan. Are you trying to clarify when the Father's parenting time begins and ends? If you and the other parent cannot reach agreement to clarify this, you would file a motion with the court seeking clarification of the parenting plan. It would not hurt to consult with an attorney to review the plan and fully understand your rights. Feel free to give us a call.