Summer Visitation

If you have visitation and did not give notice of a different time for Summer visitation, your 30 days will start on July 1st at 6 pm and end on July 31st at 6 pm. This is outlined in the Standard Possession Order. Make sure to check your specific order to verify these dates and times.

The deadline for providing a different period for Summer visitation was April 1st. If notice was not provided, the default 30 day period in July. Of course, if you can agree on a different time, you are encouraged to do so. The Court would prefer parents to work together to ensure that a child has as much time with each parent as possible.

In the summer, the non-custodial parent also gets normal 1st 3rd and 5th Friday weekend possessions in addition to the extended summer possession of thirty days. A custodial parent can choose two weekends during the summer: any weekend inside the extended summer possession of the non-custodial parent, provided you give notice by April 1st AND a weekend that would otherwise belong to the non-custodial parent (i.e. 1st, 3rd or 5th Friday to Sunday), provided that you give at least 14 days notice AND the weekend does not fall inside the extended summer possession.

Check your order for exact times for pick up and drop off as they may vary in your order.  There are many variations to a standard possession order in Texas, so make sure to read and understand your order.  If you need help, contact your attorney to review your order with you so that you understand the “rules”.