Holiday visitation schedules are a problem for many people. I get phone calls from people looking for a quick answer to their problems with child custody and visitation issues. Without looking at the actual possession order it's impossible to answer the questions. Although Texas has a "Standard Possession Order", it is often tailored to specific situations. The Standard Possession Order is like a "rack suit", i.e. a generalized outline which may be tailored to specific circumstances if need be. Asking a lawyer to opine on your possession of your children when the lawyer doesn't have the actual possession order before him is futile.
Holiday visitation questions in child custody are starting to arise. When they do, there are two factors to keep in mind. The first is "the best interest of the child" which was discussed in an earlier blog a few weeks ago. The second is the part of the Standard Possession Order dealing with "mutual agreement or specified terms for possession".