Child Visitation

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Austin Child Visitation Lawyer

Many factors must be considered when parents, attorneys and sometimes judges are required to establish parenting plans. Decisions that must be made include physical custody, child support and visitation. In Texas, standard visitation and extended visitation (outlined below) are usually assigned to the non-custodial parent. At Newberry Law, P.L.L.C., we are attentive to the needs of our clients and to the well-being of their children. We advocate for child visitation plans that satisfy the emotional needs of the children and parents. Joe Newberry has drafted hundreds of visitation orders over the course of his career and is capable of

Would you like to speak with an attorney regarding child visitation plans? Contact our firm today to arrange your consultation with Joe Newberry.

Parenting Plans in Texas

Parenting time plans in Texas are governed by statutory guidelines. However, you and your divorcing spouse may want to deviate from these guidelines and figure out a schedule that works best for you and your children. Mediation can be a valuable tool for creating such parenting schedules. If you are not the custodial parent, possession (visitation) of the children is considered a privilege and not a duty. Whether you are the custodial or non-custodial parent, we can help create child visitation arrangements that work for you.

The following chart describes standard and extended possession (visitation) times. We invite you to contact our firm with any questions you may have.

Standard Possession (Visitation) Times

Every Thursday night during the regular school term from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Every First, Third, and Fifth weekend beginning on Friday night at 6:00 p.m. and ending on Sunday night at 6:00 p.m.

Alternating times during the Christmas holiday: From 6:00 p.m. on the day school is dismissed for the Christmas holiday until December 26th at noon, or from December 26th at noon until 6:00 P.M. on the day before school resumes after the Christmas holiday.

Thanksgiving holiday in alternate years from 6:00 p.m. on the day the Thanksgiving holiday begins to 6:00 p.m. on the day before school resumes after the Thanksgiving holiday.

Spring Break in alternate years from 6:00 p.m. on the day the break begins to 6:00 p.m. on the day before school resumes after the Spring Break.

30 days in the summer.

Mother’s Day or Father’s Day weekend each year.

The child’s birthday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Extended Possession (Visitation) Times

Every Thursday night during the regular school term from the time school is dismissed on Thursday until the Time school resumes on Friday morning when school resumes.

Every First, Third, and Fifth weekends during the regular school term beginning on Fridays after school is dismissed and ending on Monday when school resumes.  If school is not in session these periods of possession begin at 6:00 p.m. on Friday and end on Sunday night at 6:00 p.m. 

Alternating times during the Christmas holiday: From the time school is dismissed on the day the Christmas holiday begins until December 26th at noon, or from December 26th at noon until 6:00 p.m. the day before school resumes after the Christmas holiday (or by agreement, at the time school resumes after the Christmas holiday).

Thanksgiving holiday in alternate years from the time school is dismissed on the day the Thanksgiving holiday begins to 6:00 p.m. on the day before school resumes after the Thanksgiving holiday (or by agreement, at the time school resumes after the Thanksgiving holiday).

Spring Break in alternate years from the time school is dismissed on the day Spring Break begins to 6:00 p.m. on the day before school resumes after Spring Break (or by agreement, at the time school resumes after Spring Break).

30 days in summer.

Mother’s Day or Father’s Day weekend each year.

The child’s birthday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.