West Valley City, UT asked in Child Custody for Utah

Q: Do Custodial Parents receive birthday time with their child?

I have full custody of my 3 children. My ex-wife has Columbus Day (Monday) for her holiday, which as I understand will be from Friday 9am until Monday at 7pm. My daughter's birthday is Sunday and my ex-wife has birthdays ON their birthday this year. I have usually had birthday time either the day before or the day after. I was told that now that I have full custody I don't get birthday time any more. Is this true? Thanks!

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1 Lawyer Answer
Lane Wood
Lane Wood
  • Licensed in Utah

A: This will depend on your court order and your parent-time schedule. Without reviewing your order, it is impossible to tell you whether you have birthday time or not. The statutes for parent-time when you live within 150 miles include holiday time for birthdays. The statutory schedule for when you live more than 150 miles apart do not. However, I don't know if your order includes a unique schedule or follows one of the statutory schedules.

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