What You Should Know About Child Custody During the Holidays

An issue many divorced parents have had to manage because of the pandemic is sharing custody of their children. Even now as the holidays near, The Attorney General of Texas has declared for parents to continue following their custody plans, including holiday possession orders. This is a set of agreements between parents to spend time with their kids. We want to discuss how this can affect your child custody plans.

Holiday Possession Order

What is a Holiday Possession Order?

A holiday possession order is a part of your visitation schedule that cannot be changed. This rule supersedes the standard visitation schedule where parents exchange their kids on the weekends and Thursdays. Regardless of where the parents live, the children must spend some time with both.

visitation schedule

Who’s Involved?

Both parents, also known as conservators, create a visitation schedule together. Their roles are distinguished based on the amount of decision-making responsibility and time they share with their children. There are two types of conservators:

  • A possessory conservator gets partial, weekly custody.
  • A sole-managing conservator lives with the children and is their primary caregiver.

What Are Your Rights?

You have rights as a possessory or sole managing conservator. According to Texas Code Chapter 153:

  • Possessory conservators have custody of children during holidays on even-numbered years.
  • Sole-managing conservators have custody of children during holidays on odd-numbered years.
  • Both conservators have the right to receive information regarding the well-being of their children.

Let’s Discuss Your Custody Plans

Our divorce lawyers in McAllen want to help you with your custody plans! Contact us today to get started.

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