Summer Possession Schedule—Things Have Changed

If you have a Standard Possession Order (“SPO”), then Dallas Child Custody Lawyer Gerald Tadlock wants you to be aware that several things will change during the coming summer months.
  • Once school is no longer in session, mid-week possession is not in effect until school resumes.  That means that Thursday nights (in some cases, Wednesday nights) are on hold.  For the custodial parent, this gives you the ability to travel and enjoy periods of uninterrupted time with your children.
  • In 2018, June has 5 Fridays. As a result, depending upon how you designated your summer dates, the non-custodial parent will have possession of the children from June 29th through July 31st, which includes an extra weekend.
  • Non-custodial parents who did not designate their summer possession may possess the children from July 1st through July 31st. The custodial parent who designated their weekend during this month will be able to spend time with their children.  If you forgot, or did not know about this, be sure to do so by April 15th each year so you won’t be spending a full month away from your children.
  • August will also have 5 Fridays, so the months of June, July and August will favor non-custodial parents; especially for custodial parents who did not designate a weekend visit with their children during the non-custodial parent’s 30 days of summer possession.


If you have any questions about your summer possession schedule, please contact the Tadlock Law Office at 214-550-1122 to speak with an experienced Dallas Child Custody Lawyer.