Planning for Summer Vacation in March
Posted on: March 11th, 2013

Does your Final Decree of Divorce or Order in Suit Affecting the Parent-Child Relationship contain a “Standard Possession Order” or notice requirements for summer visitation?  If so, your deadlines for designating your desired summer possession are quickly approaching.  If you are the non-custodial parent you may have an April 1st deadline; if you’re the custodial parent you may have an April 15th deadline.

As you probably know, the number of days for summer visitation varies based on whether the parties reside more than 100 miles apart.  Likewise, the distance the parties live apart also determines whether the custodial parent can designate one or two weekends of visitation in the summer or an extended period of visitation.  The “Summer Weekend Possession” and the “Extended Summer Possession” can be difficult to understand and require a reading of both the custodial and non-custodial sections for a clear understanding of the summer visitation notifications and actual summer possession.  Our attorneys can help decipher these sections, but call soon as April 1st is just around the corner.

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