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If you have been divorced with children, the Texas summer standard possession order will control your vacation time.  When planning your summer vacation make sure that you are aware of the requirements.  This way you will not have to change vacation plans.

Children are hard to raise.  When they are teenagers, you need to have special moments with them to create memories.  Summer vacation is a week or two that you spend with your family.  This is the most time that you will have to spend one on one time with your child. 

Texas Summer Standard Possession Order With Written Notice

If Possessory Conservator gives Sole Managing Conservator written notice by April 1 of a year specifying an extended period or periods of summer possession for that year, Possessory Conservator shall have possession of the child for thirty days beginning no earlier than the day after the child’s school is dismissed for the summer vacation and ending no later than seven days before school resumes at the end of the summer vacation in that year, to be exercised in no more than two separate periods of at least seven consecutive days each, as specified in the written notice. These periods of possession shall begin and end at 6:00 P.M. on each applicable day.

Texas Summer Standard Possession Order Without Written Notice

If Possessory Conservator does not give Sole Managing Conservator written notice by April 1 of a year specifying an extended period or periods of summer possession for that year, Possessory Conservator shall have possession of the child for thirty consecutive days in that year beginning at 6:00 P.M. on July 1 and ending at 6:00 P.M. on July 31.

Summer Weekend Possession by Sole Managing Conservator

If Sole Managing Conservator gives Possessory Conservator written notice by April 15 of a year, Sole Managing Conservator shall have possession of the child on any one weekend beginning at 6:00 P.M. on Friday and ending at 6:00 P.M. on the following Sunday during any one period of the extended summer possession by Possessory Conservator in that year, provided that Sole Managing Conservator picks up the child from Possessory Conservator and returns the child to that same place.

Extended Summer Possession by Sole Managing Conservator

If Sole Managing Conservator gives Possessory Conservator written notice by April 15 of a year or gives Possessory Conservator fourteen days’ written notice on or after April 16 of a year, Sole Managing Conservator may designate one weekend beginning no earlier than the day after the child’s school is dismissed for the summer vacation and ending no later than seven days before school resumes at the end of the summer vacation, during which an otherwise scheduled weekend period of possession by Possessory Conservator shall not take place in that year, provided that the weekend so designated does not interfere with Possessory Conservator’s period or periods of extended summer possession.

Conclusion

Remember you can make any arrangements with the other parent regarding the vacation time of your child.  Unfortunately, many people are unable to agree about anything. 

If the other parent will not agree with you on anything, make sure that the Texas summer standard possession order works for you.  If not have your divorce attorney negotiate the possession order so that it works.