Pioneer Day Holiday in 2018
July 24 is the Pioneer Day holiday in Utah (which to locals is a second 4th of July often filled with parades, family gatherings, BBQs, and fireworks). Under the standard holiday schedule for parents who live in-state, the “noncustodial” parent gets this holiday which consists of “July 24 beginning at 6 p.m. on the day before the holiday until 11 p.m. or no later than 6 p.m. on the day following the holiday, at the option of the parent exercising the holiday.” That means the noncustodial parent can pick the kids up on July 23 at 6 p.m. and keep them until 11 p.m. on July 24 or, at their election, keep the kids until 6 p.m. on July 25. After that point the parents would resume their normal parent-time schedule.
Not every court order follows the standard provisions of Utah Code 30-3-35 and if your order contains different rules you should follow the rules in your order. There are also special rules that apply in the case of children less than five years old or when parents live far apart that are not discussed here. This article is for general informational purposes about the holiday provisions of the Utah Code and not intended to constitute legal advice specific to anyone’s particular circumstances. If you have questions about how Utah’s holiday schedule works give us a call today at 855-254-2600.