August is upon us and the return to school is looming in the near future. For the Texas Standard Visitation Order that means we get back to our regular schedule.
For weekend possessions this month, the non-custodial parent will get the weekends of the 1st, 15th AND 29th. Remember that weekends continue throughout the summer and they are determined by the 1st, 3rd and 5th Fridays of the month in Texas.
It is also important to note that if the non-custodial parent had the child from July 1st to July 31st by default for their extended summer standard visitation, the child will come home to the custodial parent on Thursday evening (31st) and go right back to the non-custodial parent the following day for the 1st weekend visit.
Thursdays (or Wednesdays if you have an older order) will begin on the first Thursday following the kids first day at school. If they begin on a Thursday then they begin that evening. I believe most kids start school on the 25th of August. That would make the first standard visitation weekday visit for the month of August on Thursday the 28th.
I continue to have questions/discussions about weekends during the summer in a standard visitation order in Texas. I have talked about this in the past in a discussion about weekend visitation and summer possession. I do not know how to make it any clearer, but here it goes:
WEEKEND VISITATIONS CONTINUE IN THE SUMMER, THURSDAYS (OR WEDNESDAYS IN THE CASE OF OLD ORDERS) DO NOT. I think that should clear it up. If the child is not on an extended period of summer possession with the non-custodial parent then the weekends (1st, 3rd, and 5th) continue just as they do during the school year.
You can see this by reviewing your standard possession order. Thursdays (or Wednesdays) are “during the regular school term” while weekends contain no such language.
Comment if you have any questions and have a great end of the summer.