You have a strong chance to get parent time with your children even though they are in California. To start a custody case you need to file Complaint with the Court. This would have to be in the location where the kids have been for the last six months. California can enter a parent time award that allows you to have the children in Utah. If your thought is that they continue in school in California, you would need to ask for parent time during their school breaks. For more information about what to ask for, click on the link “Custody Order” below.