Monday, December 22, 2014

Schedule Conflict on Visitation

Schedule conflicts on visitation orders is something that I keep seeing in orders.  I currently have an appeal issue pending on one and trial set on another.  The issue is that prior attorneys drafted orders where it is unclear if weekend visitation supersedes the holiday visitation.  As such, I am defending a contempt case where one party said weekend visitation continues into the summer along with summer visitation, while one party says the four weeks is the only visitation provided.  I have a similar issue in a case to address whether weekend visitation is part of Christmas visitation.  A lot of time, attorney's fees, and angry clients could have been saved by the simple adding of a sentence that the holiday visitation supersedes the weekend visitation.

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