While the holiday season is a time of celebration for billions across the globe, scheduling family celebrations is often complicated for separated and divorced parents.
Having a court order concerning possession and access to your child is fundamental to ensuring your rights are protected during the holiday season and throughout the year.
If you do not have a court order providing for custody and visitation, the attorneys at Spurlock and Associates, P.C. can help you through the legal process and advise you regarding your rights and obligations. Orders pertaining to child custody and visitation can be obtained either by filing for divorce or filing a suit affecting the parent-child relationship. Our attorneys can also advise you regarding modifications to your current order.
Child custody orders in Texas contain a visitation schedule for each parent’s time with the child or children, including holiday schedules. Child custody orders typically contain a visitation schedule for major holidays and events, including Christmas, Thanksgiving, Spring Break, Child’s Birthday, summertime visitation, Father’s Day, and Mother’s Day.
Additional holidays may also be included in your visitation schedule to meet the individual needs of your family, including Jewish Religious Holidays, Easter Sunday, Halloween, Memorial Day Weekend, Labor Day Weekend, and Parent’s Birthday.
Under a standard possession order, parents alternate possession of the child for Thanksgiving and Christmas each year. In odd-numbered years, one parent will have possession of the child for Thanksgiving and the other will have possession of the child for Christmas. In even-numbered years, the parents will switch holidays so that the parent spending Thanksgiving with the child the prior year will spend Christmas with the child, and vice versa.
Thanksgiving possession typically begins on the day school is dismissed for the Thanksgiving break and ends at 6:00 pm the following Sunday.
Christmas possession typically begins on the day school is dismissed for the Christmas break and ends at noon on December 28th, but these dates can vary.
If you need a court order for custody and visitation or have a concern about how your court order is being handled regarding visitation rights, don’t hesitate to contact the Family Law experts at the Spurlock Law Firm.
Our attorneys have years of experience in navigating Family Law and helping families provide solutions that are fair to their concerns while ensuring the children are positioned in the best place for their development.
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