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A Frightening October Standard Possession Order in Texas!

Hello, everyone. Welcome to October and the standard possession order. It looks like we’ve got a pretty simple month, this week. One holiday, but it falls on an off weekend under the standard possession order. So we are just going to have our kind of standard weekly and weekday and weekend visitation schedule. So this month you are looking at, if you have the standard possession schedule, there’s going to be three Fridays this month. So if you pull up an October calendar and look at a blank calendar, count the Fridays. There’s going to be five Fridays this month. So that means under a standard possession order, you are going to get the first, third, and fifth Friday of the month, and ending whenever your possession ends on Sunday or return to school on Monday, whatever the case may be.

So under standard possession order, you’re going to have the 2nd, the 16th and the 30th as your weekend possession schedule. You will also, obviously, have the Thursdays, or if you have a really old order, you might have Wednesdays, but most of you by now have Thursdays. So that would be the 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, and the 29th of October as your standard possession.

I think we are beyond the, “Are my kids in school, or are my kids not in school?” point by now. If not, go back and review my prior two months of videos regarding the standard possession order for September and the standard possession order for August, where I continue to discuss the COVID and what it means for the kids to be in school. Other than that, it’s a pretty standard monthly visit. The non-custodial will get the first weekend in November as well since there’s a fifth Friday. And then the very next Friday, obviously, would be the first Friday of the month. So they will get that as well. But we’ll discuss that next month. I hope everybody has a great October and Happy Halloween!

Chris Schmiedeke


I was born in Dallas and spent the majority of my life here. I moved to Denver in the middle of the first grade and moved back to Plano in the middle of the eleventh grade. I graduated from Plano Senior High in 1984 and then attended Richland College and the University of North Texas where a received a Bachelor of Business Administration. From there I attended the Texas Tech University School of Law and was licensed to practice law in May of 1993. 

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