Yes, I know we are all still worried about homeschooling, homecooking, and home cleaning while we are social-distancing and staying at home to avoid the Covid corona virus. However, April 15th is an important day for primary parents if you are operating under the Texas Standard Possession Schedule. In Texas April 15th is a deadline for primary conservators to designate their summer weekend possession time with the children.
In a Texas Standard Possession Order, the non-primary parent is awarded the 1st, 3rd, and 5th weekends of the summer months as well as 30 days extended summer possession. The primary parent in turn gets to pick one weekend, which occurs during the non-primary parent’s 30 day extended summer possession, to have the children. This election must be made in writing by April 15th or the primary parent loses the ability to have a weekend period of possession during the other parent’s 30 day extended summer possession.
Additionally, the primary parent gets to pick one of the 1st, 3rd, and 5th weekends during the summer months which would have been the non-primary parent’s weekend, to have possession of the children. The primary parent must elect in writing by April 15th or no later than fourteen days prior to the elected 1st, 3rd, and 5th summer weekend. This weekend period of possession cannot occur during the 30 day extended summer possession of the non-primary parent.
So, even though you can barely see to tomorrow right now, it is important to go ahead and designate your summer periods so you don’t lose them. Go ahead and get out your order and make sure you send that email with your dates by the end of the day on April 15th.