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May Standard Possession Order in Texas

May is upon us.  Let’s review the applicable weekend and weekday visitations under the Texas Standard Possession Order.

The father that exercises standard visitation will have the child(ren) on Friday the 2nd, 16th and 30th (5th Friday of the month).  Note, since there is a 5th Friday this month, the parent visiting will get back to back weekends since the following Friday will be the 1st Friday of June.

The mother who exercises visitation for May would have the weekends above AND the weekend of 9th if the order has standard language for Mother’s Day.  Remember to check your order because I have seen a lot of variations in the Mother’s/Father’s day language in decrees I have seen.  Some give just the day, while others award the entire weekend to the Mother.

The parent with standard visitation will get all the Thursdays (Wednesdays in older orders) this month unless the child(ren) are dismissed for summer vacation this month.  Remember, once summer starts, the weekday visits disappear in the Texas possession order  while the weekends continue throughout the summer.

Now that I look at it, this is an interesting 6 weeks if you are the mother of a child and have standard possession.  The mother will get the weekends of May 2, 9, 16, 30 and 6th of June.  That is every weekend with the exception of the 23rd of May.  Interesting.  Happy Mother’s Day!

Father’s if you have standard visitation you will get your chance in June as you will get three of the four weekend.  But I am a bit premature on that one!  We need a little suspense!

Come back at the end of May and we will discuss what will happen in June.  Talk to you soon….

Back in the Saddle Again….What do we do about December visitation?

Okay, it is the month of December, holiday season!  I love this time of year, but for the standard visitation order in Texas, it creates a mess.  Let’s see if we can decipher it.

First and foremost, you can always check prior year’s posts for a given month.  While the dates have changed, the general ideas are the same.  December can be found here at december and standard visitation.  Notes on holidays and the standard possession order can be found under standard possession order de-mystified – holiday possessions. Please poke around in the blog as there is more than just what you searched for. Continue reading