[Attorney Sharita Blacknall] 00:02
Hi everybody, Attorney Sharita Blacknall here, the owner of the Blacknall Firm, a divorce and child custody law firm in the state of Texas. Today I’m answering the question, what’s the best visitation schedule?
[Attorney Sharita Blacknall] 00:15
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[Attorney Sharita Blacknall] 00:29
So the answer to this question is, whatever schedule is in the best interest of the child, and the parents can actually do, there are several factors that go into this, such as the distance that the parents live from one another.
[Attorney Sharita Blacknall] 00:45
The parents work schedules, the child’s extracurricular activities, and the child’s ability to be able to go from one place to the next few people with their homework assignments.
[Attorney Sharita Blacknall] 00:58
Now, there are some common schedules that people try to fit their situations into such as a two to three where the child is with the first parent for two days, the second parent for two days, and then back to the first parents’ house for three days.
[Attorney Sharita Blacknall] 01:14
And then they rotated the next week. There’s a one week on and a one week off schedule. And there’s also the standard visitation under the Texas Family Code, which is the first third and fifth weekends of the month, rotating holidays, rotating spring breaks, and 30 to 42 days in the summer.
[Attorney Sharita Blacknall] 01:35
Now, if the parents are unable to come to an agreement, then the judge gets to decide what’s in the best interest of your child.
[Attorney Sharita Blacknall] 01:43
And each parent will have an opportunity to present to the judge the evidence that they think proves their schedule that they think is the right schedule. I hope this information has been helpful to you. Please like comment and share and if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out