september and the standard visitation schedule

Alright, September is here, school is in full swing and we are back to our school time  standard visitation schedule.  September is a pretty straight forward month with the exception of Labor Day weekend.  Labor Day is following the first Friday of the month which is a standard weekend period of possession under the standard visitation laws.

You will pick up at your normal time (per your order), however your drop off time will change this weekend.  If you typically drop off at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, then you will now drop off at 6:00 p.m. on Monday.  If you typically return to school on Monday morning, then you will return them to school on Tuesday morning.  This provision can be found at §153.315 of the Texas Family Code for a standard visitation schedule and extends the weekend because of the Monday holiday.

Weekend visitation rights will be on the 3rd of the month and ending as described above, and the 17th of the month with standard pick up and drop off per your order.  You will also have the right to each Thursday this month.

I can’t think of any other issues that could arise, but if you have any questions, please provide them in the comment section or contact me at the email to the right.

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5 Responses to september and the standard visitation schedule

  1. CF April 6, 2011 at 9:21 pm #

    ok this is what i wanted to know!!! so if my childs father has him for the weekend and the holiday falls on a monday then his father will have him from friday at 6pm to monday at 6pm. so i will get to see my child before he leaves with his father friday after school until he picks him up at 6pm and then i won’t see him until tues. after school??? I’m confused by that my lawyer told me that he doesn’t get the Monday I do but that he will get him at 6pm on thursday and return my child at 6pm on sunday. So then if Friday was a holiday then he would get his thursday visitation which is when my son is out of school and he returns him to school Friday morning, so then he would keep him from Thurs. until Sunday at 6pm??? I’m just confused and want to get this right!!!

  2. Chris Schmiedeke April 20, 2011 at 7:18 am #

    If it is a Monday holiday he will get him that Monday until 6:00 p.m. If Friday is the holiday, then the father would get the child from Thursday to Sunday if it is the father’s weekend. This is all assuming a standard possession order in Texas. Always check your order or proposed order for the specific language. You really should review all this with your lawyer so you know what your order states.

  3. kristine August 30, 2011 at 10:47 am #

    Ok, my boys go with their dad this weekend. Their dad wants to bring them back on Sunday. I am trying to get him to abide by the rules. Saturday is also my birthday and I would like to have lunch with them. When I mentioned this to their dad he replied by stating that I cannot pick and choose times to my convenience and that he will get them to me when he has a chance for as long as he can. What is the correct process?

  4. Brian Vandermark September 5, 2011 at 1:40 pm #

    Weekend Possession Extended by a Holiday:

    If the order reads:

    If a weekend period of possessions by ex begins on a Friday that is a school holiday during the regular school term or a federal, state, or local holiday during the summer months when school is not in session, or if the period ends on or is immediately followed by a Monday that is such a holiday, that weekend period of possession shall begin at 6 p.m. on that Thursday immediately preceding the Friday holiday or school holiday or end at the time school resumes on that Monday holiday or school holiday, as applicable.

    So do I pick him up on that Monday holiday at 8 a.m. or on Tuesday before school?

  5. Marie April 5, 2013 at 7:02 am #

    What about when a father has the order to pick up the children at 6pm on Thursday and return them to school on Friday… Friday is a school holiday… and it is not his weekend for visitation… So does he return them Friday monring to the Mom?

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