Q: If a holiday weekend falls on the same parent's parent time weekend, but the weekend is longer, which takes precedence?
For example, if a parent's winter break time ends on a Monday at 7pm (per statute), and it's the same weekend of that parent's parent time, except that the parent time weekend ends on Tuesday, can that parent combine the holiday with their weekend, thus returning the child(ren) on Tuesday; or, does the holiday take precedence thereby the child(ren) would need to be returned Monday?
A: I believe you can return the children in this example on Tuesday.
UCA 30-3-35 says:
(c) holidays take precedence over the weekend parent-time, and changes shall not be made to the regular rotation of the alternating weekend parent-time schedule;
(d) if a holiday falls on a regularly scheduled school day, the noncustodial parent shall be responsible for the child's attendance at school for that school day;
(e) (i) if a holiday falls on a weekend or on a Friday or Monday and the total holiday period extends beyond that time so that the child is free from school and the parent is free from work, the noncustodial parent shall be entitled to this lengthier holiday period; or
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