July is upon us. Summer is here and so is the Texas heat! What important things do we need to remember for July and the Texas standard possession order?
If you are the parent who exercises standard visitation in Texas and you did not designate your thirty days for summer possession by April 1st, then you will have thirty days beginning July 1st and ending July 31st. If you did designate your thirty day summer possession (and it was not July), then you will have your normal first, third and fifth weekend periods of possession which would be this weekend, the 16th, and the 30th. Typically these possessions will begin on Friday, but check your order for the specific times.
If the other parent gave you notice by April 15th of a weekend they wanted inside of your thirty day Texas summer possession, then they will have the weekend designated. If no notice was given, then you will have an uninterrupted thirty day visitation.
Also remember that with 14 days written notice, the non-visiting parent can designate a weekend outside your thirty day summer visitation period. If you designated a time other than the month of July, this provision could come into effect this month. This weekend is more fully discussed in the Texas summer possession section of this blog.
As always, check your specific order for the terms of your visitation. This discussion simply involves a standard visitation order in Texas. If there were any modifications to the standard language, you will find it in your order. Pickup and drop off times can vary widely in order, while the underlying standard schedule remains in place.
If you have any general questions, you can comment on this post or email me at the email address to the right.
Have a fun summer, and spend lots of time with your kids.