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          that Mr. Litton “shall have the exclusive right to determine the            
          residence and domicile of the children.”  The divorce decree also           
          provided that Mr. Litton “shall have possession of the children             
          at all times not specifically awarded in this decree to NORMA KAY           
          CASEY LITTON [petitioner], or otherwise mutually agreed by the              
               In a Standard Possession Order, which was incorporated in              
          the divorce decree, the district court set forth detailed                   
          guidelines regarding “possession” of the children.  In                      
          particular, the Standard Possession Order provided that                     
          petitioner “shall have possession of the child at any and all               
          times mutually agreed to in advance by the parties, and, failing            
          mutual agreement,” shall have the right to possession of the                
          children, in pertinent part, as follows:2                                   
               Weekends.  On weekends, beginning at 6:00 P.M. on the                  
               first, third, and fifth Friday of each month and ending                
               at 6:00 P.M. on the following Sunday.                                  
               Weekend Possession Extended by a School Holiday.                       
               Except as otherwise explicitly provided in this                        
               Standard Possession Order, if a weekend period of                      

               2  The Standard Possession Order also provided very specific           
          guidelines regulating custody on a child’s birthday, Mother’s               
          Day, Father’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas holidays, and so on              
          and so forth.  At trial, petitioner and Mr. Litton focused almost           
          exclusively, if not exclusively, on the weekend and                         
          Tuesday/Thursday provisions of the Standard Possession Order.  On           
          the basis of the parties’ focus at trial, and judging from                  
          petitioner’s day-planner, see infra, it would appear that they              
          generally treated just the weekend and Tuesday/Thursday                     
          provisions as the operative provisions regarding which parent was           
          entitled to “possession” of the children at any particular time.            

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