Interpreting Summer Vacation Parenting Time Court Orders

georgia divorce lawyerQuestion:

My divorce parenting time order states that I am to have my child for four weeks during summer vacation “with priority over any other visitation schedule.”

I informed my ex-wife that I will be taking our child on vacation for four consecutive weeks, but she is saying that during those four weeks of vacation we keep our alternating weekend parenting time schedule. She doesn’t like that my vacation time will be four consecutive weeks instead of a couple weeks here and a couple weeks there.

Whose interpretation of the divorce decree is correct?


I am unable to give you legal advice on divorce. I can give general divorce help for men, though, my knowledge is based on Georgia divorce and child custody laws where I am licensed to practice.

The language provided from your parenting time order leads me to believe that you do have the right to have your child for four consecutive weeks, specifically due to the clause “with priority over any other visitation.”

This language is pretty standard and allows parents to have uninterrupted holiday/vacation time with the child(ren).

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Remember, I am unable to provide you with anything more than divorce tips for men, so please consult with divorce lawyers for men in your jurisdiction.

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