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September 2023 Texas Standard Possession Order

| Chris Schmiedeke |


Well, it’s that time again, time to review the monthly Standard Possession Order for the state of Texas. This will be September 2023. All of the kids should be back in school so we are under a regular schedule. This month, we’re going to have Thursdays, we’re going to have our weekend periods of possession, and we’re even going to have a holiday that extends a weekend. Let’s see what the month of September looks like.


Here we have the month of September 2023. Non-custodial parents are in yellow, and custodial parents, you are in blue. We’ll start this month, September 2023 with the Thursday periods of possession. Non-custodial, you’ll have Thursdays, the 7th, the 14th, the 21st, and the 28th OF September. Everybody should be back in school now, so Thursdays are back in play because we are during the regular school term.


For the weekends this month, we will have three weekend possessions by the non-custodial parent because we have a first, a third, and a fifth Friday of the month. Friday, September 1st, September 15th, and September 29th will all belong to the non-custodial parent for their weekend period of possession.


We will also have a holiday this month. Labor Day falls on the 4th, which is the Monday following the first Friday of the month. So that is also going to belong to the non-custodial parent. That is going to fall under the provision of the “weekend extended by a holiday”. That provision will be a separate paragraph in your Standard Possession Order, and it provides that if the possession were to end, say Sundays at 6:00, it will now extend on Monday at 6:00 because the holiday extends the weekend.

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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