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Parent-Time Visitation Schedule

Pursuant to U.C.A. §30-3-35 and §30-3-35.5: Reasonable visitation parent-time should be as the parties agree. If the parties do not agree, the following schedule shall be considered the minimum visitation parent-time to which the noncustodial parent and the child shall be entitled:

For children under 5 months of age

Weekly: Six hours of visitation parent-time per week, specified by the court or the noncustodial parent preferably, divided into three visitation parent-time periods and to take place in the custodial home, established child care setting or other environment familiar to the child.

Holidays: Two (2) hours on the holidays indicated on Holiday Schedule below, to take place preferably in the custodial home, established childcare setting or other environment familiar to the child.

For children 5 months to under 10 months of age

Weekly: Nine hours of visitation parent-time per week, specified by the court or the noncustodial parent preferably, divided into three visitation parent-time periods and to take place in the custodial home, established child care setting or other environment familiar to the child.

Holidays: Two (2) hours on the holidays indicated on Holiday Schedule below, to take place preferably in the custodial home, established childcare setting or other environment familiar to the child.

For children 10 months to under 18 months of age

Weekly: One 8-hour visit per week to be specified by the noncustodial parent or the court; and
one 3 hour visit per week to be specified by the noncustodial parent or the court.

Holidays: Eight (8) hours on the holidays indicated on Holiday Schedule below.

Telephone contact: Brief phone contact with noncustodial parent at least two times per week.

For children 18 months to under 3 years of age

Midweek: One weekday evening for two (2) hours between 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. to be specified by the noncustodial parent or the court with transfer of the child to take place at location selected by noncustodial parent.

Alternate Weekends: Beginning on the first weekend after the entry of the decree from 6:00 p.m. Friday until 7:00 p.m. Sunday continuing each year.

Holiday Visitation Parent-time: Holidays as specified on Holiday Schedule below.

Extended Visitation Parent-time: Two (2) one-week periods, separated by at least four weeks, at the option of the noncustodial parent;

a. one week shall be uninterrupted time for the noncustodial parent;

b. the remaining week shall be subject to visitation parent-time for the custodial parent consistent with these guidelines; and

c. the custodial parent shall have an identical one-week period of uninterrupted time for vacation.

Notification of extended visitation parent-time or vacation weeks with the child shall be provided at least 30 days in advance to the other parent.

Telephone contact: Brief phone contact with noncustodial parent at least two times per week.

For children 3 years to under 5 years of age

Midweek: One weekday evening from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. to be specified by the noncustodial parent or court with transfer of the child to take place at location selected by noncustodial parent.

Alternate Weekends: Beginning on the first weekend after the entry of the decree from 6:00 p.m. on Friday until 7:00 p.m. on Sunday continuing each year.

Holiday Visitation Parent-time: Holidays as specified on Holiday Schedule below.

Extended Visitation Parent-time: Two (2) two-week periods, separated by at least four weeks, at the option of the noncustodial parent

a. one two-week period shall be uninterrupted time for the noncustodial parent;

b. the remaining two-week period shall be subject to visitation parent-time for the custodial parent consistent to these guidelines.

c. the custodial parent shall have an identical two-week period of uninterrupted time for vacation.

A parent shall notify the other parent at least 30 days in advance of extended visitation parent-time or vacation weeks.

Telephone contact: shall be at reasonable hours and for reasonable duration.

For children 5 years to 18 years of age

Midweek: One weekday evening to be specified by the noncustodial parent or the court from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Alternate Weekends: Beginning on the first weekend after the entry of the decree from 6:00 p.m. on Friday until 7:00 p.m. on Sunday continuing each year.

Holiday Visitation Parent-time: Holidays as specified on Holiday Schedule below.

Extended Visitation Parent-time: With the noncustodial parent may be up to four weeks consecutive at the option of the noncustodial parent;

a. two weeks shall be uninterrupted time for the noncustodial parent.

b. the remaining two weeks shall be subject to visitation parent-time for the custodial parent consistent to these guidelines.

c. the custodial parent shall have an identical two-week period of uninterrupted time during the children’s summer vacation from school for purposes of vacation.

d. If the child is enrolled in year-round school, the noncustodial parent’s extended visitation parent-time shall be ½ of the vacation time for year-round school breaks, provided the custodial parent has holiday and phone visits;

Notification of extended visitation parent-time or vacation weeks with the child shall be provided at least 30 days in advance to the other parent.

Telephone contact: shall be at reasonable hours and for reasonable duration.

Holiday schedule for noncustodial parents

  • Holidays take precedence over the weekend visitation parent-time, and changes shall not be made in the regular rotation of the alternating weekend visitation parent-time schedule.
  • If a holiday falls on a regular scheduled school day, the noncustodial parent shall be responsible for the child’s attendance at school for that school day.
  • 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 is entitled to this lengthier holiday period.

Odd numbered years

Child’s birthday – on the day before or after the actual birth date from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
EVEN NUMBERED YEARS

Child’s birthday – on the actual birth date from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Note: At the discretion of the noncustodial parent, that parent may take other siblings along for the birthday.

Human Rights Day – 6 p.m. the day before until 7 p.m. on the holiday

Presidents Day – from 6 p.m. day before until 7 p.m. on the holiday

Easter – from 6 p.m. Fri. until Sun. 7 p.m. unless holiday extends for lengthier period of time to which parent is completely entitled

July 4th – from 6 p.m. day before until 11:00 p.m. on the holiday

Memorial Day – from 6 p.m. Fri. until Mon. 7 p.m. unless holiday extends for lengthier period of time to which parent is completely entitled

Labor Day – from 6 p.m. Fri. until Mon. at 7 p.m. unless holiday extends for lengthier period of time to which parent is completely entitled

July 24th – from 6 p.m. day before until 11 p.m. on the holiday

UEA weekend (Fall break) – from 6 p.m. Wed. until Sun. 7 p.m. unless holiday extends for lengthier period of time to which parent is entitled

Veterans Day – from 6 p.m. the day before until 7 p.m. on the holiday

Columbus Day – from 6 p.m. day before until 7 p.m. on the holiday

Thanksgiving – from Wed. 7 p.m. to Sun. 7 p.m.

Christmas School Vacation: means the time period beginning on the evening the child gets out of school for the Christmas school break until the evening before the children return to school, except for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day:

Christmas – first portion of school vacation plus Christmas Eve and Christmas Day until 1 p.m. so that entire holiday is equally divided

Christmas Vacation – second portion of school vacation plus Christmas Day from 1 p.m. until 9 p.m. the day before children return to school so that entire holiday is equally divided

Father’s Day – with natural or adoptive father every year from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on holiday

Mother’s Day – with natural or adoptive mother every year from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on holiday

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