Standard Possession Tips
Spring Break is next week for most school districts in North Texas. For divorced parents coparenting under a Standard Possession schedule in Texas, this means that the start to the spring and summer periods of possession and holidays are near. There are deadlines that are set in the Standard Possession for summer that are just a couple of weeks away. Here are some tips and reminders for parents :
- Spring Break: If the parents reside within 100 miles of each other, under Standard Possession Spring Break alternates each year. If the parents are living more than 100 miles away from each other, the noncustodial parent will have the children for every Spring Break.
- Summer Possession Notice: The noncustodial parent in a Standard Possession schedule gives notice to the other parent on or before April 1st of the year about their periods of possession for the upcoming summer weeks they are planning on for the children.
- Summer Possession 2nd Notice: The other parent, under the Standard Possession, then gives notice of their periods of possession that are provided in the Standard Possession for an extended period of time with the kids during the summer. This notice has to be given by April 15th of each year to noncustodial parent.
- Mother’s Day: If Mom isn’t going to be with the kids because of the way that Mother’s Day falls that year, is entitled to pick up the kids on that Friday before Mother’s Day at 6:00 p.m. and return them back to Dad on Mother’s Day at 6:00 p.m.
- Father’s Day: If Dad isn’t going to be with the kids on that weekend in June, the Standard Possession schedule gives Dad the same option as Mom had for Mother’s Day. He is entitled to pick up the kids at 6:00 p.m. on the Friday before Father’s Day and return them to Mom at 6:00 p.m. on Father’s Day.
Jill O’Connell is available to discuss child possession questions and help you understand your possession schedule, whether it is Standard Possession or something unique to your family. Call today for an appointment 940-497-5454.
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