In my previous blog Spring Break is History; Here Comes Summer, I discussed step one of the Texas summer possession two step—-the notifications that are due by April 1 under the Texas Family Code. Now on to step two!

When the parents reside 100 miles or less apart, the parent awarded possession and access to the children as a managing conservator may by April 15th of each year select possession for one weekend during the possessory conservator’s extended period of summer possession by written notice as follows:

• the managing conservator picks up and returns the child to the possessory conservator

In addition, that parent may by April 15th or with at least 14 days’ notice on or after April 16th of each year select possession by written notice to the possessory conservator as follows:

• one weekend between the day after school dismisses for summer vacation and 7 days before school resumes at the end of summer vacation • which otherwise would be the possessory conservator’s weekend • as long as it does not interfere with the possessory conservator’s extended summer possession or Father’s Day if possessory conservator is the father

When the parents reside over 100 miles apart, the parent awarded possession and access to the children as a managing conservator may by April 15th of each year select possession for one weekend during the possessory conservator’s extended period of summer possession by written notice as follows:

• the weekend will be from Friday at 6:00 p.m. until Sunday at 6:00 p.m.; but if the period of possession by possessory conservator is more than 30 days, then the managing conservator may have two non-consecutive weekends; • the managing conservator picks up and returns the child to the possessory conservator

In addition, that parent may by April 15th select possession by written notice to the possessory conservator as follows:

• 21 days between the day after school dismisses for summer vacation and 7 days before school resumes at the end of summer vacation • to be exercised in no more than 2 separate periods of at least 7 consecutive days each beginning and ending at 6:00 p.m. on the designated days • during which the possessory conservator will not have possession as long as it does not interfere with the possessory conservator’s extended summer possession or Father’s Day if possessory conservator is the father

And that is how you do the summer possession Texas two-step!