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MAJOR Summer Notice Info You NEED To Know❗April 2024 Texas Standard Possession Order

As we dive into April 2024, it’s essential to understand the Texas Standard Possession Order for this month. This period includes specific weekends and Thursdays for non-custodial and custodial parents, along with critical notice provisions for extended summer possession.

April 2024 Calendar Breakdown

Non-Custodial Parent:

  • Thursdays: April 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th.
  • Weekends: First and third weekends (April 5th-7th and April 19th-21st).

Custodial Parent:

  • Weekends: Second and fourth weekends (April 12th-14th and April 26th-28th).

Extended Summer Possession Notice Provisions

For Non-Custodial Parents:

  • Deadline: April 1st to provide written notice for custom extended summer possession dates.
  • Options: Up to two sessions, totaling 30 days (e.g., 16 days and 14 days or 13 days and 17 days).
  • Default Dates: If no notice is given, the default period is July 1st to July 31st.

For Custodial Parents:

  • Deadline: April 15th to select a weekend within the non-custodial parent’s extended summer possession.
  • Notice Requirement: Must be in writing, providing proof of the chosen weekend.

Practical Steps and Tips

  • Non-Custodial Parents: Ensure to submit your custom extended summer possession notice by April 1st. This can be done via email or text for documentation purposes.
  • Custodial Parents: After receiving the non-custodial parent’s custom dates, choose your weekend and notify them in writing by April 15th. If the non-custodial parent defaults to July 1st-31st, select any weekend within that period.

Key Points to Remember

  1. Deadlines are crucial: April 1st for non-custodial parents and April 15th for custodial parents.
  2. Written notice required: Ensure all communications regarding these dates are documented.
  3. Two sessions maximum: Non-custodial parents can only split the extended summer possession into two sessions.


April 2024 is straightforward regarding the standard possession order, with the primary focus on the notice provisions for extended summer possession. By adhering to these deadlines and requirements, both parents can ensure a smooth and predictable summer schedule.

If you have any questions or need further clarification, feel free to leave a comment below. Remember to subscribe and stay updated for next month’s review!

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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