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					Visitation: Is There a Standard Schedule?
by: Texas RioGrande Legal Aid

Standard Visitation in Texas
Visitation in Texas is called "possession." There is a standard possession order that most people use. There is a standard visitation order for parents who live less than 100 miles from each other. And there is another standard visitation order for parents who live more than 100 miles from each other. For parents who live less than 100 miles from each other, the parent who gets to visit gets the following schedule:  every 1st, 3rd and 5th weekend, beginning on Friday either at 6:00pm, or when school gets out, and ending on Sunday at 6:00pm or on Monday morning when school starts.         every Wednesday, from either 6:00pm-8:00pm, or when school gets out until school starts on Thursday. Spring Break in even-numbered years (2004, 2006, etc.). 30 days in the summer (there are a lot of details about when this 30 days is, and when the other parent can visit with the kids during the 30 days). the first half of Christmas vacation (ending at noon on December 26) in evennumbered years (2004, 2006, etc.). the second half of Christmas vacation (beginning at noon on December 26) in oddnumbered years (2003, 2005, etc.). Thanksgiving vacation in odd-numbered years (2003, 2005, etc.). 6:00-8:00pm on the child's birthday. Mother's Day and Father's Day weekends go to the mother and father, respectively.

For parents who live more than 100 miles from each other, the parent who gets to visit gets the following schedule:        EITHER every 1st, 3rd and 5th weekend, beginning on Friday at 6:00pm and ending on Sunday at 6:00pm OR one weekend per month, with 14 days notice. every Spring Break 42 days in the summer (there are a lot of details about when this 42 days is, and when the other parent can visit with the kids during the 42 days). the first half of Christmas vacation (ending at noon on December 26) in evennumbered years (2004, 2006, etc.). the second half of Christmas vacation (beginning at noon on December 26) in oddnumbered years (2003, 2005, etc.). Thanksgiving vacation in odd-numbered years (2003, 2005, etc.). 6:00-8:00pm on the child's birthday.

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Mother's Day and Father's Day weekends go to the mother and father, respectively. Last Reviewed On: 03/24/03

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