Happy New Year! What are we doing about Standard Visitation for January?

Okay, January is here and it is 2013!  What do we have on tap for our weekend and Thursday periods of possession this month?  Let’s see:

Weekend possessions – If your child returned to school yesterday or today (which most did), then the first weekend of the month would have been trumped by the Christmas holiday possession.  Therefore the first weekend possession this month will be January 18th (3rd Friday of the month).  There is no fifth Friday this month, so only one weekend of standard possession this month.  But wait!  There’s more…if your child is released from school for the Martin Luther King holiday, then the provision for extended weekends will apply.  That holiday is the Monday following the standard possession weekend.

In quick review, if MLK day is a holiday for your child and your possession ends at 6:00 p.m. on a typical Sunday, then your possession will now end at 6:00 p.m. on Monday.  This is all assuming that you have that provision in your decree.  Check in the visitation section for the “extended by holiday” section.

As for Thursdays (or Wednesdays under old orders) you will get the 10, 17, 24, and 31 (or 9, 16, 23, or 30).

That’s it for this month.  Post comments if you have questions.

Let’s make 2013 the year of compassion when it comes to visitation.  Let’s try to do at least one nice thing this year when a dispute arises as to visitation.  Can we do that?  One thing this year?  I can hear the response…”but they never do anything nice for me…..”  Then I guess you are a better person than they are.  When you give someone a gift, do you expect that they give you a gift back?  I hope not.

Happy New Year.

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2 Responses to Happy New Year! What are we doing about Standard Visitation for January?

  1. Jennifer March 27, 2013 at 2:20 pm #

    The ncp has requested his summer possession begin Friday May 31 through June 14. The next period of possession he elected was June 21 through July 7. School lets out Friday May 31 so does he get them when school lets out or at 6pm? The orders state the ncp gets the kids when school releases 1,3 & 5 weekends during school. The order also states summer possession can begin no sooner than the day after school lets out. I am guessing that since May 31 is the 5th weekend that it overrides that rule, am I correct?

  2. jennifer March 28, 2013 at 7:54 am #

    The ncp asked to have the summer possession Friday May 31 through June 14 and June 21 through July 7. My question is whether or not he picks them up from school Friday May 31 since it’s the last day of school or does he pick them up at 6? The regular school term is not clearly defined in the spo.

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