Mesa, AZ asked in Family Law for Arizona

Q: My court papers say holiday time takes over regular scheduled time. What happens if its my weekend and my holiday?

My parenting time is from 4pm Friday to 5pm Sunday. Holiday is from 6pm Friday to 10 am Sunday. Do I get my child late and return him early or do I just do my normal parenting time even though the holiday falls through my weekend?

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Mike Branum
Mike Branum
  • Saint George, UT
  • Licensed in Arizona

A: The BEST approach is always to resolve any dispute with your co-parent. The fact that you are on here asking this question leaves the impression that you and your child's other parent are not successfully communicating regarding custody issues. In the absence of the ability to treat each other as adults, if it is both your weekend and your holiday, your parent time should start at the earlier of the two and continue until the later of the two because they are both "yours".

Good luck.

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