Houston, TX asked in Family Law for Texas

Q: My court order says that my visitation day for me to see my daughter is every thursday beginning the school period.

My question is due to COVID19, the Houston Independent School District will start school online. They said that school starts on September 8 virtually. But it also said that some students will start on August 24 virtually. So I dont know from what week I get to see my daughter. My daughter is 20 months old.

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Alexandra Martina Geczi
Alexandra Martina Geczi
  • Dallas, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: In Texas, court orders may have standard possession language or custom language. Keep in mind that the standard possession schedule applies to children aged 3 years or older. For children younger than 3 years of age, a court order could have something different. If your court order uses the standard possession language, then there should be a provision that says you should follow the school calendar. A quick online search (https://www.houstonisd.org/reopening) shows that Houston ISD officially starts on September 8th, a Tuesday . That means that your first Thursday visitation would begin on September 10th.

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