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.