Presumption of Standard Visitation. Texas has a standard visitation scheme which is presumed to be in the best interest of the child of divorcing or separated parents. Standard Visitation is the first, third, and fifth weekends of the month throughout the year and every Thursday evening during the school term. The method to determine the first weekend of any month is that the preceding Friday.
Texas divorce lawyers frequently refer to the “SPO” which is short for the Texas Standard Possession Order. This statute defines a default visitation schedule that is presumed to be in the child’s best interest. While this presumption is rebuttable under certain circumstances, my guess is that the Standard Possession Order (or some slightly modified version of it) is the visitation.
Child visitation rights are typically awarded to a non-custodial parent following a separation or divorce. The non-custodial parent has visitation rights in both a joint-managing conservatorship setting and a sole-managing conservatorship setting. Visitation can always occur by agreement of the parties, meaning that the parties can share possession and access to the children in any fashion.A child’s best interests can usurp a parent’s visitation rights in some cases where the parent poses a danger to the child’s well-being. If a parent's behavior is harmful, a court may limit that parent's access to the child by requiring that all visits be monitored. For example, a judge may order supervised visitation in the following circumstances.In Texas, the law presumes that the Standard Possession Order is in the best interest of a child age 3 or older. See Texas Family Code chapter 153.252. The Standard Possession Order says that the parents may have possession of the child whenever they both agree.The Standard Possession Order says that if the parents don’t agree, the noncustodial parent has the right to possession of the.
Texas has certain guidelines in the law for visitation or periods of possession called the Texas Standard Possession Schedule. The first step in deciding who gets the children when is to look at who has been appointed the “primary parent” deciding the children’s primary residence. That person will have the child at all times not awarded to the secondary parent. The secondary parent will.Read More
Holiday List List of. Custodial Parent. Biological parents, legally established parents, individuals who have actual care and custody of a child or individuals who are court appointed as the primary conservator who have the right to establish the child’s primary residence. DHHS. Department of Health and Human Services. FFY. Federal Fiscal Year. October 1 through September 31. Local Time.Read More
The Texas Family Code states that an expanded standard possession order shall be granted if parent with visitation requests it and it is in the best interest of the child. Your child custody lawyer will study your case and suggest this order if it is advisable. In most courts in the greater Houston area, an expanded standard possession order will always be granted upon request. An expanded.Read More
Texas Child Visitation Calendar Weekend Schedules. The Texas Family Code outlines a very specific January through December schedule for visitation. Generally, children stay with the non-custodial parent during the first, third and fifth weekends of the month. Weekend visitation begins at 6:00PM on Fridays and ends at 6:00PM on Sundays. Holiday Schedules. Holidays are alternated between parents.Read More
The Texas Standard Possession Order, and most custom visitation orders, provide visitation for the children during the Thanksgiving holiday, the Christmas holiday, and the New Year’s holiday. They distinguish each parent’s rights to that particular holiday as to odd or even years. The dates and times for pick up and drop off are set out in the court order.Read More
Texas Child Visitation Overview Navigate the Complexities of Possession Orders. One of the most litigated issues involving children is the issue of possession and access, more commonly known as visitation. Visitation can be broken down into two categories: standard possession and custom orders. In Texas, standard possession is deemed to be in the best interest of the child; however, it is.Read More
Deciding how to divide your child's time between you can be one the most devastating issues in a divorce. In a good situation both parents come to a mutually agreeable schedule that fits into their lives and the lives of their children. In a bad situation, the parents can't agree on when visitation should occur. The Texas Family Code contains a standard possession code, also sometimes called a.Read More
Partney Law PLLC can assist you with your Divorce, your Suit Affecting the Parent-Child Relationship (SAPCR), Child Support Modification, and any Visitation issues. These are commonly referred to as “Family Law” cases. Divorce is a difficult time that has huge implications for your immediate and long-term future. It is vital that you bring.Read More
A child custody holiday schedule might not be everyone’s first thought on December 1st. Though as the holidays’ plans approach, many families may think about this holiday visitation schedule as much as the decorations, presents, and all other related preparations. Let’s face it: the holidays can be tough on parents, children and more.Read More
In Texas, if the child custody visitation schedules are court-ordered they are typically either standard possession or expanded standard possession (alternate beginning and ending times). One parent will have the exclusive right to designate the child’s primary residence and then the non-primary parent has the visitation schedule. In contrast to the school year, summer and spring break.Read More