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December Standard Possession Order in Texas

Hello everyone, Chris Schmiedeke from Divorce Simplified. I hope you had a happy Thanksgiving. It was a rough visitation schedule for the visiting parent last month because of Thanksgiving going to the custodial parent, but I think you’re going to like this month a lot better. Remember as always, this is a Texas standard possession order. So, always review your order. Yours may look a little bit different than what I describe, so be wary of that. Let’s get right into it and see what we have for December.

This month I have labeled the different settings as visiting parent and custodial parent. This is a nice view of what it’s going to look like for the month of December. We are obviously on, the day I’m making this is December 4th, so we’ve passed these dates. We had the Thursdays for the visiting parent. This is the first Friday of the month (the 4th). Then during the school term, you get your Thursday visits, which are listed out. Then most likely, not only is this the third weekend of the month, but it’s also probably the time that the children are dismissed from school for the Christmas vacation.

I don’t know every single school district’s schedule, so you would need to check your school district schedule to determine when your kids are dismissed. If your kids are not in school, you will use the school district schedule where the kids would go to school if they were the right age, or were in school. So, assuming that your kids are dismissed on December 18th, visiting parent this is what you look like: 18th, 19th, all the way till December 28th at noon, which is the standard possession order transfer time to the custodial parent. Then of course they (custodial parent) will have the remaining four, or three and a half days of December. So again, it’s pretty straightforward. It looks a little bit better for the visiting parent. I think it breaks down to about 17 days for the visiting parent this month, which is a lot better than it looked last month. So a little bit of make-up for December.

Okay, there you have it. That is the month of December. Things are beginning to right themselves from the wrongs of November. I hope everyone has a happy holiday, happy Christmas, a fun New Year’s, and I will talk to you all next month.

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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