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Thanksgiving 2017

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Which parent has the Thanksgiving holiday this year 2017. And when.

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on the standard possession schedule, the noncustodial parent gets Thanksgiving vacation week typically until 6pm the Sunday before school goes back for the kiddos. This year, that would end on Sunday, November 26.

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In this sample standard possession order, page 7 notes the following: Thanksgiving in Odd-Numbered Years - In odd-numbered years, JOHN DOE shall have the right to possession of the child beginning at 6:00 p.m. on the day the child is dismissed from school for the Thanksgiving holiday and ending at 6:00 p.m. on the Sunday following Thanksgiving. 

Please note since each case is fact-dependent, be sure to run your scenario by an attorney. Many orders are customized by the parties. The last thing you want is to rely on standard language when your order says otherwise.