My paperwork states each party is entitled two weeks, fourteen days uninterrupted visitation with the minor child. The mother shall have first choice as long as she gives notice by April 1, each year. Visitation shall not commence until three days after school ends and shall terminate at least three days before school starts. The father thinks that this means that is the schedule over the summer two weeks on two weeks off! I told him he was wrong that it means he is untitled to a two week vacation but the visitation still stays the same? Is that true ?
Divorce / Separation Lawyer
You are correct, from what you have written and without reading the provision in your agreement he has two weeks, no more, take care.
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The language that you used supports your interpretation. Each parent has an exclusive 2-week period and in the absence of language that adjusts other times the regular visitation would apply.
There is a rules of construction that the specific marks an exception to the rule. If nothing else is said that would establish an exception--the fathet's interpretation is based on nothing further--Tge. the general rule continued.
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I interpret this to mean that each parent has a two-week uninterrupted block of time with the child during the summer which is an exception to the regular schedule.
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