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2024 Texas Standard Possession Order Calendar for Child Custody

December 15, 2023

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Understanding standard visitation in Texas is essential for divorced parents, and the Texas standard possession calendar for 2024 can help you stay up to date on your visitation rights.

The Texas Standard Possession Order gives noncustodial parents possession on the first, third, and fifth weekends of the month, one month in the summer, and alternating holidays. This standard custody agreement in Texas also allows parents to include Thursday nights if they live close enough to one another for it to be practical. The standard possession calendar for 2024 is the baseline child custody schedule that the court will enforce if no other agreement is in place.

Can You Modify the Texas Standard Possession Calendar for 2024?

Yes, the 2024 Texas custody calendar can be modified. The purpose of the 2024 standard possession calendar in Texas is to create a schedule that’s in the best interest of the child and allows both parents to maintain strong and healthy relationships with the child. If both parents agree that a different parenting schedule works better for their needs than the standard custody agreement in Texas, they may make modifications as they see fit. However, if a custody agreement cannot be reached, both parents must follow the 2024 Texas standard possession calendar. A Texas divorce lawyer specializing in complex child custody cases can help you navigate the intricacies of child custody and the Standard Possession Order in Texas.

What Happens if One Parent Does Not Follow the Standard Possession Calendar? 

If a parent does not comply with the Standard Possession Order in Texas, you can discuss your options with your divorce lawyer, but the most likely option is to file a Motion to Enforce with your local family court. This motion should include information about how the other party failed to comply with the Texas Standard Possession Order calendar for 2024 and the relief you’re looking for by filing this motion. Filing a Motion to Enforce is important because it provides documentation that the standard custody order has not been followed. Having multiple documented violations and witnesses can prove to the court that the order should be amended because it’s not in the best interest of the child. If you need help with this process or understanding the 2024 child custody calendar, the experienced family law attorneys at Goranson Bain Ausley would be happy to assist you. Contact us with any questions or concerns you have regarding the Texas Standard Possession Order.

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