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Thanksgiving & Christmas Visitation For The Year 2017

This article is for non-custodial parents with TEXAS visitation orders. 

Thanksgiving:

In Texas, non-custodial parents have visitation (possession) for Thanksgiving in odd-numbered years beginning at 6:00 p.m. on the day the child is dismissed from school before Thanksgiving and ending at 6:00 p.m. on the following Sunday or Monday if the order allows for extended possession.  Based on the Standard Texas Possession schedule, the non-custodial conservator will not have visitation/possession for Thanksgiving in 2018.  The non-custodial parent, this year, should have the third Friday.  November 17th through Sunday November 26th or to 8:00 a.m. Monday, November 27th if you have standard extended possession.

Christmas:

 The Christmas holidays in Texas are divided in half by odd and even years.  The non-custodial parent in odd years (2017) will have the right to possession of the child beginning at noon December 28, 2017.  The Christmas possession will end at 6:00 p.m. the day before school resumes or on the day school resumes if the non-custodial parent has expanded standard possession.  The non-custodial parent will also have the 1st & 3rd Fridays of December 2017, 12/1 – 12/3 and 12/15 – 12/17.  Make sure that you get a copy of the School District Calendar.


Father’s for Equal Rights will be open Wednesday, December 27th from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. through Saturday 12/30/17 and have an attorney available in both offices.  Writs of Habeas Corpus and Motions for Enforcement will be prepared for members for filing with the court the next day.  Bring a copy of your court order and the custodial parents address.  For more information call 214-953-2233 or just come visit our Dallas office at 701 Commerce Street, Suite 302, Dallas, TX 75202.  We are located in the Katy Building, two blocks east of I-35.  We also have an office in Fort Worth, located at 1500 North Main Street, Suite 120, Fort Worth, TX  76164.  Call 817-870 4880 for directions.

I found Fathers For Equal Rights through my church. Fathers For Equal Rights empowered me to do the right thing for my son through critical knowledge, and strategic access to affordable legal assistance.
  -- David A. - Dallas, TX

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