I was a little slow this month in getting the monthly standard visitation update done. Hopefully everyone knew that their first weekend of the month was last weekend. This is a pretty standard month for weekend and Thursday visits with the exception of a few items:
- There is a fifth weekend this month and it begins on the 29th of October. That is also the weekend of:
- Halloween – Obviously halloween falls on the visiting parent’s weekend. Be careful to check your order to see if there are specific possession times for this event. While it is not common to put halloween in a standard visitation order, it is sometimes done so check your order. If the parent with custody would like to have the child for a bit, be a good goblin and allow a few hours for some trick or treating. That is DOUBLE CANDY for the kids! Won’t they be excited.
- The other issue is Fair Day for those of you in the Dallas area. Many schools will let the kids out for a Fair Day. If that is on a Friday or a Monday, check your order well because a standard visitation order has a provision for extended weekends when Friday or Monday are a holiday for the kids. If it is a Friday holiday your visitation will begin at the normal time it would on Friday, but on Thursday instead. If it is a Monday holiday then your visitation will end on Tuesday at the time it normally would have ended on Monday.
Other than that, everyone should have standard Thursdays (or Wednesdays depending on how old your order is) this month and the weekends of the 1st, 15th, and 29th.
Happy Halloween and be safe out there with the kids. Next month we will learn all about Thanksgiving visitation. Fun!