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!