Kankakee, IL asked in Family Law for Illinois

Q: What is considered "the last full week prior to the start of school"?

In our parental order we have a school schedule of 2-2-5-5 for one child and a 7-7 for another child. The diagram shows week 1 Sun to Sat and week 2 Sun to Sat. We started this new schedule on a Sunday for the 2019 school year. There is no verbiage that states it starts on a Sunday, just a diagram that shows the parenting time with "the weeks shall alternate between the parties until the last full week prior to the start of school for both children.

In another paragraph, the summer schedule starts the" first Wednesday following the last day of school for both children". There is also a diagram with Sun to Sat for week 1 and week 2.

To me the order reads that the school schedule starts on Sunday one full week prior to the start of school.

My ex reads the order as exactly one week from the day of school starts, so if school starts on Thursday then parental school schedule starts one week prior to that Thursday which no longer matches the diagram for the school schedule.

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Cheryl Powell
Cheryl Powell
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  • Mt Vernon, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: I would interpret that as the week starting on Sunday. That is how we write our agreements here.

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