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Texas Standard Possession Order for January 2022 Reviewed

Happy New Year everyone! I am here to talk about January 2022 under the standard possession order.  Let’s see what the upcoming month has in store for the custodial and non-custodial parents. If you will be watching the video, the non-custodial parent is denoted in yellow and the custodial parent is denoted in blue.

Visitation for Non-Custodial Parent Ends When Kids Go Back to School

The transfer under a standard possession order for Christmas should have happened on December 28th which means the non-custodial parent will have the children until they return to school.  As I always say I’ve based this upon my kids’ school calendar and my kids return to school on January 4th.  The non-custodial parent will have until the children return to school or it could be 6 p.m. on the day prior, depending on the wording of your order.

Thursday Possession Starts Back for Non-Custodial Parent

For some of your orders, a custodial parent will get one small day on Wednesday, January 5th and then non-custodial parents will start back in with a Thursday possession. So, January 6th, January 13th, January 20th, and January 27th will all be the normal Thursdays.  Non-custodial parents will have their first Friday on January 7th and their third Friday on January 21st.  The custodial parent will have their second and fourth Friday on January 14th and January 28th respectively.

Use Your School Calendar Even if Your Child Does Not Attend School Yet

Again, just look at your school calendar for wherever your kids go to school and if they’re not in school because they’re too young, look at the school calendar they would be going to if they were in school to determine when the kids go back to school.  That will be when the visitation for the non-custodial parent ends at the end of the Christmas break.

There you have January 2022 under the Texas standard possession order.  I hope that was helpful, and again I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and I will speak to you 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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