My husband and his ex-wife (as I am sure most divorced parents) tend to see the IPG in whatever way benefits them individually. There are several sections of the guidleines that are either unclear or do not address specific situations.
One section we are all confused about is the following: "Similarly, during the summer period when the children are with the custodial parent for more than two (2) consecutive weeks, the non-custodial parent's regular parenting time continues, unless impracticable because of distance created by out of town vacations."
Each summer the children's mother says she is "out of town camping" for two weeks so he cannot get the kids. She camps 20 miles from our town. My husband offers to pick them up but she insists he can not have them.
Second, the guidelines state: "In odd numbered years the non-custodial parent shall have all of the children on each child's birthday on the day before the child's birthday from 9:00 A.M. until 9:00 P.M., however, if such day falls on a school day, then from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M."
The issue here is that one of the children's birthdays tends to land the day before or the day school starts. Is the the day before a "school day"? Also, it says the non-custodial parent "shall have all children on each child's birthday on the day before" does this mean AND the day before?
Thanks in advance for any clarity on these issues. Hiring a lawyer for each disagreement sure gets expensive!