Hamid Naraghi
25+ years experience in helping with complex Family Law cases : Dallas, Park Cities, & Highland Park, TX area.

The summer possession schedule in Texas depends on if the parties reside within 100 miles of each other or outside of 100 miles of each other.

If the parties reside within 100 of each other, the possessory conservator will still get their designated weekends of the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Friday of every month beginning at 6:00 pm and ending on Sunday at 6:00 pm.

This is regardless of whether the parties have an expanded schedule or a standard child possession schedule. This does not include school dismissal because it is a summer schedule and it does not include Thursday evenings.

Extended Possession for Possessory Conservator

In addition to the 1st, 3rd, and 5th weekends, if the possessory conservator gives the managing conservator notice by April 1st, they can get an additional 30 days in the summer.

This time can begin no earlier than the day after school is dismissed for the summer. It also cannot end later than 7 days before school resumes in order to give the children time to get acclimated to return to school.

However, if the possessory conservator does not give the managing conservator notice by April 1st, the Standard Possession Schedule has a default schedule that gives the possessory conservator possession of the children from July 1st through July 31st.

Managing Conservator Weekends

If the managing conservator gives notice to the possessory conservator by April 15th, they are able to have possession on 2 weekends. They can have 1 weekend that is not included in the 30 days and 1 weekend that is included in the possessory conservator's 30 days.

Child possession schedules can often be confusing and stressful. Having the right attorney by your side to navigate the process is very important.

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