It’s April and since there have been no showers (in Dallas) will there be no flowers? I know, dumb. Today will be the first weekend visitation for you non-custodial parents in Texas as it is the first Friday of the month. Your next weekend will be April 15th (second Friday of the month) and then April 29th (5th Friday of the month). It is going to be a great visitation month!
Thursdays should be standard all the way through the month. The only holiday this month is Easter weekend. Unless you have a specific provision for Easter in your decree, it will be the custodial parent’s weekend.
April is the month of notices in a Texas possession schedule. If you are the non-custodial parent and you wish to pick your extended summer visitation, you will have to have given notice by April 1st of those dates. If you do not give notice you will get July 1 beginning at 6:00 p.m. and ending on July 31st at 6:00 p.m. The custodial parent has until April 15th to designate one weekend inside the extended summer visitation that they can exercise. This weekend begins and ends at 6:00 p.m. on Friday and Sunday respectively. If they do not designate by April 15th, they lose that weekend.
The final April notice date is again April 15th. If the custodial parent gives the other parent notice by April 15th they can pick one weekend that would have otherwise been the non-custodial parent’s weekend OUTSIDE the extended summer possession. The difference between this notice and the one just above is that if notice is not given by April 15th, they still can give notice throughout the summer if given 14 days in advance.
I think that just about covers it. If you have any questions, feel free to enter them in the comment section and I will try to answer them the best I can.