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Summit County Parenting Time Schedule ORC §3109.051 And Local Rule 25 Adopted 5 -1- 91, Amended 02-07-97, 03-31-2001
|Domestic Relations Division||Judge Carol J. Dezso|
|Summit County Court of Common Pleas||Judge John P. Quinn|
The best parenting time schedule is your own plan. However, if you cannot agree, this Court designed this schedule to insure that your child(ren) will have frequent and consistent contact with the non‑residential parent. If there are objections to this schedule because of special circumstances (for example: travel time, work schedules), or problems (for example: substance abuse, mental illness, violence), you may present specific facts in a scheduled hearing stating why this parenting time is not in the best interest of your child.
PLEASE NOTE: Summer vacations shall take precedence over the holiday schedule and the holiday schedule shall take precedence over the normal weekly schedule. When parenting times are in conflict due to the ages of the children, the schedule of the oldest child under age 14 shall apply for all children.
A. WEEKEND AND MIDWEEK
1. For Children from Birth to 18 Months
Three weekly times for 2-6 hours, on the days and times the parties can agree. If the parties cannot agree, then the days shall be every Saturday from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and every Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., unless otherwise ordered by the Court.
2. For a Child 18 Months to Three Years
One or two weekly times for 2‑6 hours, plus one overnight, on the days and times the parties can agree. If the parties cannot agree, then the days shall be every Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and overnight from Friday at 5:30 p.m. until Saturday at 5:30 p.m., unless otherwise ordered by the Court.
3. For Children From Age Three Through Age 13
Every other weekend from Friday after school (as soon as non‑residential parent can pick up the child) until Sunday at 7:00 p.m., plus one evening a week, as the parties may agree. If the parties cannot agree, the midweek will be Wednesday from 5:30 until 8:00 p.m. and alternating weekends from 5:30 p.m. Friday until Sunday at 7:00 p.m., unless otherwise ordered by the Court.
4. For A Child Age 14 and Older
Parenting time is expected to take place weekly, with the days and times to be agreed upon between the child and the nonresidential parent.
B. SUMMER VACATION – 4 WEEKS COMMENCING AT AGE 18 MONTHS
1. For any child under age 18 months, vacation shall be taken in no longer than one‑week segments. For older children, vacation may be taken in one, two, three, or four week periods.
2. During vacation periods extending more than two weeks, the residential parent shall have the same mid week parenting as the non‑residential parent, if the child(ren) is/are in the vicinity.
3. Each parent must provide the other parent with his/her vacation destination and telephone number, where he/she can be reached, times of arrival and departure, and method of travel.
4. Non residential parent’s schedule shall have priority over residential parent’s unless residential parent’s vacation time is mandated by provisions of his/her employment (such as annual plant shut down). The parties shall give written notice of the vacation schedule at least 60 days in advance.
C. HOLIDAY PARENTING TIME, BEGINNING AT AGE 18 MONTHS:
|Holiday||Even #’D Years||Odd #’D Years||Days And Times|
|1. Martin Luther King Day||father||mother||9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
|2. President’s Day||mother||father||9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
|3. Easter Sunday||father||mother||9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
|4. Spring break*||father||mother||5:30 p.m. day school ends to 7:00 p.m. day before school begins|
|5. Memorial Day||mother||father||5:30 p.m. Fri preceding to Mon. @ 7:00 p.m.|
|6. 4th of July||father||mother||5:30 p.m. 07/03 to 11:00 p.m. 07/04|
|7. Labor Day||mother||father||5:30 p.m. Fri. preceding to Mon. @ 7:00 p.m.|
|8. Halloween||father||mother||4 hours on “trick or treat” day/night or in each neighborhood|
|9. Thanksgiving*||father||mother||5:30 p.m. Wed. to Fri. @ 7:00 p.m.|
|mother||father||7:00 p.m. Fri. to Sun. @ 7:00 p.m.|
|10. Christmas Eve||father||mother||9:00 a.m. 12/24 to 10:00 p.m.|
|11. Christmas Day||mother||father||10:00 p.m. 12/24 to 7:00 p.m. 12/25|
|12. New Year’s Eve||father||mother||5:30 p.m. 12/31 to 7:00 p.m. O1/O1|
13. Winter break* divide equally
*(or as the parties may otherwise agree in writing)
D. DAYS OF SPECIAL MEANING
- Religious or ethnic holidays alternate between the parties yearly, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
- Mother’s and Father’s Day with respective parents, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
- Children’s birthdays with father in even numbered years and mother in odd numbered years, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. All siblings to attend.
- Parent’s birthdays 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
E. NOTIFICATION OF CHANGE OF RESIDENCE.
Each parent shall keep the other parent notified of any change in address and/or telephone number. If the residential parent intends to move to a residence outside Summit County, he/she shall immediately file a Notice of Intent to Relocate with the Court and shall serve copies upon the Court, CSEA, and the other parent. If the parents cannot, by written agreement, agree that the move is in the best interest of the child(ren), the residential parent shall file tat motion and schedule a hearing to revise the companionship schedule prior to relocating. O.R.C. §3109.051(G)(1).
F. ACCESS TO RECORDS, DAY CARE AND ACTIVITIES
Each party is entitled, under the same terms and conditions under which access is provided to the residential parent, to access
1. any school, health, or agency records or reports that are related to the child(ren); 2. any child day care center which the child attends; and, 3. any student activity in which the child(ren) participate. O.R.C. §3109.051(H),(I),(J).
Revised January, 2003