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Marion County Rule 32
Parenting Time Schedule
Parties are encouraged to discuss and agree on a liberal parenting time schedule. When the parties are unable to agree on arrangements, the following schedule shall apply as a minimum order to those cases where the parties reside within a sixty (60) mile radius of each other. Specific orders in the Decree shall take precedence over this schedule. Changes or modifications may be ordered by the Court if demonstrated to be appropriate.
32.02 – GENERAL RULES
- The child(ren) and parties shall cooperate during all periods of parenting time. The child(ren) and custodial party have no duty to await the visiting party for more than thirty (30) minutes past the scheduled time for the commencement of parenting time.
- In the event that the scheduled parenting time cannot be complied with because of illness or other good cause the other party shall be notified as soon as possible. The period missed shall be rescheduled for the following weekend unless otherwise agreed upon.
- Sufficient clothing and personal items must be sent and returned with the child(ren).
- Unless the parties agree otherwise responsibility for transportation costs shall be shared equally by the parties, with the exception that the non-residential party shall have the responsibility of picking up and returning the child(ren) when the parties reside within a ten (10) mile radius of each other.
- All parties have the right to contact the child(ren) by phone at reasonable times when the child(ren) is/are with the other party. All parties shall contact the other in case of illness or injury to the child(ren) that requires medical attention by a physician. All parties shall be notified of any special school functions, teacher conferences or other special events. All parties shall have equal access to any school or medical information concerning the child(ren). The party first receiving any grade card or other information from the school shall give a copy to the other party if requested.
32.03 – SPECIFIC PARENTING TIME
- Alternate weekends from Friday at 6:00 p.m. to Sunday at 6:00 p.m.
- Five (5) weeks each summer to be scheduled two weeks in June, two weeks in July, and one week in August unless the parties agree otherwise. Each party shall provide the other with a general itinerary if they plan an out of town vacation with the child(ren). Both parties shall notify the other in writing by May 30th of each year as to the vacation schedules.
- The non-residential party shall have Christmas visitation from 11:00 a.m. Christmas Day to 6:00 p.m. December 29th. If the non-residential party’s regularly scheduled weekend parenting time includes the residential party’s Christmas Eve day, that weekend parenting time is eliminated and shall not be made up.
- Non-residential party on even numbered years: Easter from the Friday before at 6:00 p.m. to Easter Sunday at 6:00 p.m.; Independence Day from 9:00 a.m. to July 5th at 9:00 a.m.; Thanksgiving Day weekend from the Wednesday before at 6:00 p.m. until the Sunday after at 6:00 p.m.Non-residential party on odd numbered years: Memorial Day weekend from the Friday before at 6:00 p.m. until Memorial Day at 6:00 p.m.; Labor Day weekend from the Friday before at 6:00 p.m. until Labor Day at 6:00 p.m.When the non-residential party’s regularly scheduled weekend parenting time coincides with a residential party’s holiday enumerated in paragraph d, then the residential party’s holiday shall control and the non-residential party’s regularly scheduled parenting time shall be made up the weekend following said holiday.
- The child(ren) shall celebrate his or her birth in the home of the residential party, unless it falls on a parenting time day, and the other party can celebrate at another time if desired.
- Parent’s Days: If it falls on a non-parenting time weekend and if parent is non-residential, from noon to 6:00 p.m. If it falls on a parenting time weekend and if parent is residential, child to be returned by non-residential parent at noon on Sunday.