Standard possession order for June 2012

June is here, and so is the summer.  By the time your read this, most all kids should be out of school.  Some important notes to remember in a standard possession order in Texas is that the weekend visitations continue throughout the summer and weeknight possessions do not.  I get this question all the time and for some reason people cannot figure this out.  This is how you tell in your order:

  • The Thursday possessions (or Wednesdays in older orders) say “during the school term”, such and such parent shall have Thursdays (or Wednesdays).  This means when school is in session.  If your child is too young for school, then it goes by the calendar of the school district they would be in to determine when school is in session.
  • If you will review the weekend provisions, however, you will see there is no such language.  That is because weekend possessions continue all year long.

The continued weekend possessions are trumped by summer visitation.  If you will review my previous post you will see how a clever parent can designate summer weekends that aren’t theirs for there extended summer possession and still get the weekends that are.  If someone reads my post and uses this against you, I am sorry 🙁 .

For a review of other summer issues please review my post on summer visitation in Texas.

If you are a parent exercising standard visitation in Texas, and you have not otherwise designated some time in June for your extended summer possession, you will have the following weekends:

  • June 1st (first Friday)
  • June 15 (it is fatherless day weekend AND third Friday of the month) and
  • June 29 (this is a fifth Friday of the month)

Remember that when there is a fifth Friday of the month, the visiting parent will get that weekend and the very next weekend because it will be the first Friday of the month (in this year, July the 6th, unless this is inside your extended summer possession in which case you get the child anyway).

No Thursdays (or Wednesdays in older orders) this month.

Have a good beginning to the summer!

 

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8 Responses to Standard possession order for June 2012

  1. Jessica June 1, 2012 at 9:04 pm #

    My husband decree with his ex states he has 1st, 3rd and 5th weekends of each month beginning at the time the child’s school is regularly dismissed and ending at the time the child’s school resumes.

    I have a couple of questions…

    1) You will notice this does not include the language for weekday visits “during the regular school term”. We understand this means that pick up would be at 3:15 pm Fridays and end at 8:00 am Mondays even during the summer. Is this accurate?

    2) Regularly dismissed? If school is dismissed early does he get to pick up from the school at the early release time? Or do the kids go to their mothers until 3:15 pm and he picks up then from her house?

    3) If school resumes in August at the conclusion of his weekend does he just take them back to the school on that Monday?

    4) he has two kids. If one is older and gets released from school at 4:15 pm and the younger is released at 3:15 pm normally, does that mean he would pick up the kids at two different times during the summer from their mother?

    – thank you for the help!!

  2. leigh June 12, 2012 at 4:09 pm #

    where is it definded in the family code, what the “regular school term” begins and ends (time) & “summer months when school is not in session” begins and ends (time) and summer vacation begins and ends (time).. My issues is with my ex who has the following rights per our decree:
    *Thursdays-on thursday of each week during the regular school term, beginning at 6 pm and ending one hour before the time the child’s school resumes on friday
    *Weekends – on weekend that occure during the regular school term, beginning at 6 pm, on the 1, 3, 5 friday of each month and ending one hour before the time the childs school resumes after the weekend
    *Weekends – on weekends that occur during the summer vacation, beginning at 6 pm on the 1, 3, 5 friday of each month and ending at 6 pm on the folowing sunday.
    *Weekend possession extended by a holiday – if a weekend period of possession begins on a student holiday or a teacher inservice day that falls on a friday during the regular school term, as determind by the school in which the child is enrolled, or a federal, state or local holiday that falls on a friday during the summer months when school is not in session, that weekend period of possession shall begin at 6 pm on the immediately perceding thursday.
    If my local public school last day of school is 5/31 and dismisses early at 12:45 pm and 6/1 is considered a student holiday/teacher/staff developement day. when does the regular school term end and the summer vacation/summer months when school is not in session begin?

    My ex is saying that he gets 5/31, thursday at 6 pm because of the weekend possession extended by a holiday? He feels that since its a teacher development day hes intitled. I say no because regular school term ended at 12:45 pm on 5/31 and school is dismissed for summer until 8/27/12. I do agree that he gets his 1st weekend in June starting friday 6/1 at 6pm- sunday 6/3.

  3. David August 9, 2012 at 8:01 pm #

    Is there any way to get the monthly visitation schedule In advance of the upcoming month. It would really help the parents be able to schedule in advance

  4. Chris Schmiedeke August 10, 2012 at 7:36 am #

    Yes it is possible, and I was doing it….but got sidetracked and have been slacking on my posts. It is HARD maintaining a blog. I’ll do better.

  5. Chris Schmiedeke August 10, 2012 at 7:37 am #

    It is based upon the school district or school the child is in (or the one they would be in).

  6. leigh September 13, 2012 at 1:10 pm #

    Chris… was your comment on August 10, 2012 at 7:37 am based on my post? If yes, im a little confused?

  7. Holly June 27, 2017 at 9:23 am #

    in 2017 can the parent that lives a 100 miles choose standard possession, 1st, 3rd, and 5th?
    that is what both parents have exercise bc the dad goes the distance each weekend that is standard. she is threatening him with only one weekend.

  8. Sonia Zapata September 12, 2017 at 3:11 pm #

    My son was ordered to have his children the 1s, 3rd, 5th Thursday and return them the following Saturday. Does this mean he only has Thurs evening, all day/night Friday and return them Saturday. That is short. What happen to Sunday

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