In Texas, what is a possession order Hi. I’m Eric Engel, a Dallas divorce lawyer with the Engel Law Group here in the DallasFort Worth metro area. You may be wondering what a possession order is. A possession order decides who gets custody of your children. Now in 2005, the state legislature of Texas radically changed the law with respect to custody rights and created what’s called a standard possession order. I’ll talk about standard possession orders in another tutorial but suffice to say a possession order determines who gets custody of your children. It can determine how much visitation you get or how.