Holidays and the Texas Standard Possession Schedule

It is approaching the holiday season again. Be sure to pull out your Final Decree of Divorce, Order in Suit Affecting Parent-Child Relationship or other court order to determine when you have possession of your children for Thanksgiving and Christmas in 2012.

It is important to obtain a copy of your child’s/children’s school calendar, so that you can determine when they will be released from school for the holidays. If you have a child that is not in school, then obtain a copy of the calendar for the school district that they would be attending if they were in school, and follow that calendar to determine when your holiday periods of possession begin and end.

THANKSGIVING:

Generally, the primary conservator will have possession of the child/children for Thanksgiving in even-numbered years. This period of possession begins on the date that the children are released from school for Thanksgiving break.

CHRISTMAS:

Generally, the non-primary conservator will have possession of the child/children for the front-half of the Christmas holiday in even-numbered years. This period of possession begins on the date that the children are release from school for Christmas break.

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