Texas Standard Possession

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Texas Possession Schedule

In Texas, in many cases the possession schedule for children during a divorce or after divorce follows a standard possession order (SPO) as detailed in the Texas Family Code. This schedule includes provisions for the non-custodial parent (sometimes referred to as the possessory conservator) to have possession of the child on certain days and times, including weekends, weekdays, holidays and extended summer periods.

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Child Possession Schedules

A general explanation of the notice requirements for the summer possession schedule in Texas for parents living within 100 miles of each other includes one parent providing written notice to the other parent with the required information and by the deadline.

First, the Texas possessory conservator (noncustodial parent) is required to provide written notice to the Texas managing conservator (usually custodial parent) by April 1st of each year. This notice should specify the intended period or periods of extended summer possession that parent intends to have the child or children.

The written notice should include the specific dates and times the possessory conservator intends to exercise extended summer possession within the details as included in their divorce decree or possession order.

Once the managing conservator receives the possessory conservator’s notice the managing conservator has until April 15th (or 2 weeks’ advance notice) to provide the details of their extended summer possession, as included in the Texas Standard Possession Order.

Our Flower Mound family law attorneys are available for consultations regarding child possession schedules, summer possession and other family law issues and conflicts.  Our office is located close to Carrollton, Lewisville, Highland Village, Corinth, Denton, and Lantana.

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