If you are a father, then the Father’s Day holiday is rapidly approaching. In looking at the calendar for this year, Father’s Day will fall on a standard visitation weekend. If dad is the one with standard visitation, then it is his weekend anyway because it is the third Friday of the month.
If mom has standard visitation, even though it is a third Friday, she will not exercise that weekend’s visitation as it is a time for a father and child and their holiday trumps mom’s period of possession.
Typically the visitation for a father on Father’s Day begins at 6:00 p.m. on Friday and ends that Sunday at 6:00 p.m. However, always check your order for the exact times that your visitation begins and ends as they may begin when school is dismissed and end when school resumes. Your order will dictate the pick up and drop off times for holiday visitation or your weekend period of possession, whichever is applicable.
If you are asking yourself why I am discussing weekend visitation in the summer, then perhaps you should review my post on weekend periods of possession as they last throughout the year under a standard visitation order.
It is also important to note that under a standard visitation order Father’s Day weekend trumps summer weekends or summer extended periods of possession chosen by the mother. Basically it trumps everything.
It is a great time to be a dad as y’all get the whole weekend to yourself. Take a trip to Six Flags, go for a bike ride, or just hang out at the house and watch a movie. The most important part is to spend time with your kids. Enjoy!