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Definition of a day

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first time poster here. Long, familiar story short…Covid, access removed, apply to court, 15 months on and no conclusion…

trial scheduled for August, and in mean time been granted holidays.

to my question…I’ve been granted 5 DAY and 4 DAY stints.

The EX is trying to argue this literally means the daytime. So in effect would make a 5 day as 4 nights. Obviously I’m arguing it means 24 hours, so 5 days and 5 nights.

What is the general consensus here? Does 5 days also include 5 nights or not?

Topic starter Posted : 19/06/2021 11:51 am
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If I was given 5 days, I would expect 4 nights. Whilst I appreciate you want to get as much time as possible, 24 hours does not seem logical as are you then suggesting you want to collect child just after midnight on day 1 and then return just before midnight on day 5? If you have 5 nights then you are dropping off on day 6..(appreciate you are probably not suggesting as I'm saying but you get the gist).. So I would expect to collect just after breakfast on day 1 and return just after dinner on day 5..

However, if collection is delayed beyond just after breakfast on day 1 then I would expect to drop off just after breakfast on day 6 is that makes sense? In which case you would do 5 nights... 

What time have you agreed to collect and return? 

Posted : 19/06/2021 6:44 pm

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hi, does your court order mention overnights? if not then try hard to get overnights mentioned in the order. 5 overnights, 4 overnights etc. 

Posted : 21/06/2021 1:31 pm

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