What is a standard possession order? hi. i’m eric engel, a dallas divorce lawyer with the Engel Law Group here in the DallasFort Worth metro area. In 2005, the state legislature of Texas radically changed parenting laws here in the state of Texas. And when they did, they created this framework called the standard possession order. Now the standard possession order determines who gets custody of your children and how much visitation the other side gets. Under a standard possession order, the nonresidential parent gets the.
First, third, and fifth weekends of every month. they also get a thursday evening dinner with their children. They are entitled to 30 days in the summer uninterrupted and chosen by the nonresidential parent. They get to split holidays with the residential parent. And they also get either Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, depending on their gender. Why am I telling you this? I’m telling you this because you’ve just received a standard possession order and you don’t know what it is and you don’t know what to do about it.