Our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy have changed. We think you'll like them better this way.

Possession and Access Schedules in Texas

  • Broadcast in Legal
Scroggins Law Group

Scroggins Law Group


Follow This Show

If you liked this show, you should follow Scroggins Law Group.

Welcome to the Scroggins Family Law podcast series. In this episode Mark highlights a variety of the options Texas parents may use in maintaining appropriate possession and access schedules that work for parents and are in the best interests of their children.

Possession and Access Schedules in Texas

  • Possession and access schedules become part of your parenting plan
    • Texas uses the phrase “possession and access” instead of “custody and visitation”
    • The possession order becomes part of the parenting plan, to be court approved
    • Parents have the option of being flexible with the parenting plan in its implementation
  • Texas Family Code standard possession and access order for children above or below age three
    • Key differences between the plans for children after they turn three years-old.
    • Options in changing the standard order to fit the needs of your family
    • How holidays are addressed in the stand or expanded standard possession order
  • Creative possession schedules that deviate from the standard possession order
    • Increasing parenting time up to 50/50 possession schedules
    • Right of first refusal options, logistics and cooperation generally
    • The input of children on possession schedules and their preferences
  • Enforcing and modifying possession and access and parenting plans
    • As children grow older their needs and personal schedules change
    • What happens when parents fail to comply with possession agreements
    • Seeking relief of court when necessary in the best interests of a child

Board Certified divorce and family law attorney Mark Scroggins, and the team at Scroggins Family Law represent clients in a variety of divorce and family law matters. (214) 469-3100.