Holiday Parent Time
One of the most complicated things parents have to deal with when they have a decree awarding parent time is what to do about the holidays. Most decrees state that holidays should be divided pursuant to Utah code section 30-3-35. But the language of section 30-3-35 is confusing, and it can be difficult to quickly figure out who has which holiday in which year.
The following chart is a quick reference for parents and service providers to help understand the standard holiday parent time for children over the age of 18 months, when both parents live within 150 miles of each other. This chart is not legal advice, and it is only intended as a broad overview of one section of the statute. Your decree may use a different schedule, and if you are in doubt, you can schedule an appointment to speak with one of our attorneys about your specific situation.
Holiday parent time for parents within 150 miles of each other
|Holiday Name||Odd Years||Even Years|
|Martin Luther King Jr. Day||Noncustodial||Custodial|
|First Half of Christmas Break||Noncustodial||Custodial|
|Second half of Christmas Break||Custodial||Noncustodial|
|Day before or after Child’s Birthday||Noncustodial||Custodial|
|Child’s Actual Birthday||Custodial||Noncustodial|