Hmmm... I'd ask to see some case law on this... it might be one of those commonly done things that's really nothing to worry about. Though it does sem like a way of your daughters ex keeping the door open a crack to get shared custody later on. It sounds almost like having an interim order vs. a final order (interims can be changed anytime, final orders require a significant change to the circumstances before it can be brought before court again) I'd be very wary of agreeing to the term being included.
~Teresa, raising DS (Jan. 02) and DD1 (Jun. 04) and DD2 (Dec. 11) with DH.
Well, thanksgiving is on a Thursday, which is not a weekend day, so your daughter should get that day, and then x-mas will be with dad. That means that it just sets the precedent for them to switch next year (its standard to have one of those holidays each year but not both).
The OP will not be able to read the responses to this (and probably thought her post got deleted) as this was her 1st post and you need at least 50 posts + 6 months to view Parents as Partners.