We agreed to the Utah required minimum parent time 30-3-35 with me having sole physical custody.
I emailed my ex several times over the last month to verify drop off time for our children for his parent time for spring break. Today is the first day of spring break and since I didn't hear back from him, we drove an hour to the mandated drop off location last night after school and waited 45 minutes but he didn't come. I filed a report with the police to record that I was indeed at the drop off location and he was not, a d then took my kids back home.
My ex has emailed me now, 24 hours later, saying he forgot to email me back over the last month, that he can't get work off so he'll just take them for the weekend and return them before school starts back next Wednesday. Because he didn't show up, I was forced to cancel work for the remainder of the break because I thought he didn't want them for the break because he didn't show up. I also went and bought Easter supplies for the kids because I had previously not been planning to need to do that because it is supposed to be his holiday this year. So my question is, do I have to make them available on Friday now or can I keep them?
Without fully reviewing your orders and parenting plan, no one can really answer the question.
There are many issues here. Is this his regular weekend? Do your orders require him to confirm his parent-time? Is this a holiday of particular religious value to you?
Without that information one cannot really provide advice.
You may have a basis to deny him his request, but you really need to get with an experienced family law attorney to review your documents and the facts.
This answer is not legal advice, and does not create an attorney - client relationship. This answer is for educational purposes only.
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