The Guidelines set out that the non-custodial parent has until April 1 of each year to make their election in writing as to which half of the summer they plan on exercising. If you are a custodial parent and are looking at the calendar and say to yourself "Shoot! It's now April 5 and I haven't done this!" don't fret. You are still entitled to one-half of the summer. However, your ex-spouse now can elect which half you will take. The Guidelines further permit dividing the halves into quarters, so long as both parties agree.
There is still consideration made for parents of 3 and 4 year olds as well. For 3 and 4 year olds, the non-custodial parent is entitled to up to four non-consecutive weeks during the year, at any time during the year, of extended summer parenting time, so long as the non-custodial parent provides 60 days advanced notice of the use of a particular week.
If you are considering a divorce or currently face a divorce, it is a good idea to discuss your situation with a Hollingsworth & Zivitz, PC family law attorney. Hollingsworth & Zivitz, PC serves clients in the greater Indianapolis area including Carmel, Fishers, Westfield, Noblesville, and Hamilton County, as well as Zionsville, Avon, Brownsburg, and the counties surrounding Marion County.
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