My ex has the kids on Thur from 5:30 to 8 pm for his regular every other Thur visit. His good Friday parenting time starts on Thur at 8 pm and ends on Friday at 5 pm. He states that holidays over rule regular parenting time so he doesn't get the kids until 8 pm Thur. I can see if it was my regular time with the children and his holiday. It's his regular parenting time then his holiday which follows right after that. He has done this several real times and I feel he is wrong and in doing so.
Hello. I would need to see the Court Order or the written and signed Agreement as to Holiday time. I am not sure whether Good Friday was counted as a Holiday per Court Order or Agreement. And, based on the information provided (not counting other information that may be relevant, but is not mentioned), it looks as if you may be correct that the parenting time starts at 5:30 p.m. As to when it ends, it depends on whether Good Friday was contemplated between the parties to be Holiday time. Best, Frances
I believe if the parenting time plan is silent on the subject, i.e. if a holiday weekend occurs on a regular weekend visit but is not otherwise specifically mentioned), then the holiday time might overrule the normal visits, especially as some holidays occur on other than weekends or Mondays. However, since your plan seems to include both the Thursday time and the holiday, I don't see any conflict. Usually a parent wants to increase visitation time not decrease it, but I would say that the earlier time would hold unless otherwise specified in your agreement.
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You really need someone to review your Agreement/Court Order to see what takes precedence. But it seems that he is saying, that he doesn't want the kids until 8pm. Nobody is going to force him to take the kids from 5:30-8:00pm.
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