What to Expect: Summer Visitation

As of September 1, 2022, the Texas Legislature extended the non-custodial parent’s standard possession and access or otherwise known as a visitation schedule.  If you are currently in the middle of a custody battle, speak with one of our experienced family law attorneys to ensure that you are aware of the updated visitation schedule.

Always remember that you should review your specific order and follow exactly what your order says.  If you have a standard possession schedule, summer visitation will likely be under the following terms. 

Under the Standard Possession Schedule, the Non-Custodial Parent’s Summer Visitation is as Follows:

If you are the non-custodial parent, you likely have your child or children for thirty days in the summer.  You can elect which thirty days you want in the summer by April 1, of each year.  Should you fail to elect which thirty days you want, your visitation shall begin on July 1st and end on July 31st.  As a reminder, if you intend to have a specific thirty days, make sure you are giving the custodial parent notification pursuant to the rules for notification as they are written in your order.

In addition to the thirty days of extended summer visitation, you likely also have visitation time with your child or children on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th weekends, beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Friday and ending at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday through the summer.

Under the Standard Possession Schedule, the Custodial Parent Summer Visitation is as Follows:

During the non-custodial parent’s extended summer possession period, you are allowed to elect one weekend during their period of possession to visit your child or children.  If you wish to do so, you must make this election by April 15th.  If you do not make an election by April 15th, you do not get a weekend possession with your children during the non-custodial parents extended summer visitation time.

If you are unhappy with your current visitation schedule, you may quality to alter these terms.  Call (817) 482-6570 to schedule your free consultation with our office to determine if you can modify your visitation schedule.