Labor Day Parent-time in 2020
The Labor Day holiday weekend goes to the custodial parent in even-number years like 2020 if you are following the standard Utah holiday schedule. The custodial parent gets Labor Day “beginning 6 p.m. on Friday until Monday at 7 p.m., unless the holiday extends for a lengthier period of time to which the noncustodial parent is completely entitled.” Utah Code 30-3-35(3)(f)(v). Holidays generally trump the regular parent-time schedule if that weekend would otherwise go to the noncustodial parent.
If you are following the expanded parent-time statute found in Utah Code 30-3-35.1 then the custodial parent may keep the children overnight on Monday and deliver them to school Tuesday morning (or 8am if there is no school).
Bear in mind this schedule applies to children ages 5 and up where the parents reside within 150 miles of each other. There are special rules that apply to children under 5 or where the parents live far apart. Also, if your court order contains a different holiday parent-time schedule then you should follow the schedule contained in your order.
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What does “unless the holiday extends for a lengthier period of time” mean?