Salt Lake City, UT asked in Family Law for Utah

Q: For Christmas break this year being odd number the noncustodial parent gets the children the 12/17/21 -12/25/21?

I am a little confused about the Christmas break being a odd number this year. Do I get my kids 12/17/2021 to the 12/25/2021 or 12/26/2021. Because has I read I get them Christmas Eve / day but to my understanding I will only get them half the day Christmas ?

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

A: I am guessing you are referring to the custody schedule as referenced in UCA 30-3-35. If so, my understanding of the Code is that the day does not change, just the time of day custody is exchanged. In years with an odd number of days, the exchange occurs at 1 pm. In years with an even number of days, the parent who has custody for the first half of the Christmas break gets an extra six hours and the exchange occurs at 7 pm.

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