The weekend before the Thanksgiving child was with me, Thanksgiving weekend this year child was with me. So 2 weekends in a row with me. The weekend after Thanksgiving child was supposed to be with me on a regular schedule. My ex took child on that weekend without my consent saying that he alternated weekends according to the court order. Nowhere in court order it says something like that.
He told me that the phrase in the court order:
Children under school age ( my child is 4yo) are scheduled to live with my ex on:
Weekends: every other week. From Friday to Monday.
So based on that phrase he decided to alternate weekends this way technically switching our regular schedule.
Is he right doing that?
"Is he right doing that? " Probably not.
However, the entire parenting plan needs to be reviewed to see all the provisions in the order.
The school schedule is the primary schedule. Then, the other schedules are factored in as provided in the Conflicts in Scheduling section.
The method to see who has which days is to mark on a paper calendar when each parent has the child.
Unless the parenting plan has provisions for switching, there is no switching.
Given that Thanksgiving has already passed, there is probably nothing to do about the switch. While you may file a petition asking the court to find the father in contempt, the court may decide to not find contempt as you still get the child the number of days you are supposed to get the child.
What you can is to draw up that calendar for next year so that it is visual when each parent will have the child.
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