Wednesday, June 27, 2012

How Does the Texas Standard Possession Schedule Handle Summer Vacations?


Under the Texas Standard Possession Schedule, distance affects the number of days of each parent’s possession during the child’s summer vacations. 

When the parents reside within 100 miles of each other, the possessory conservator (the one with whom the child does not primarily reside) has up to 30 days of possession during the summer months.  Under the default rule, the possessory conservator will have possession of the child beginning at 6:00 p.m. on July 1st until 6:00 p.m. on July 31st. 

If the parents live more than 100 miles apart, however, the possessory conservator is entitled to have possession for up to 42 days during the summer months.  Unless otherwise provided, the possessory conservator will have possession of the child beginning at 6:00 p.m. on June 14th until 6:00 p.m. on July 27th. 

By:  Cynthia W. Veidt and Erin Zeiss