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Texas Standard Possession Order

Often times during a divorce or child custody dispute, parents have a hard time understanding what the Texas Standard Possession Order (Texas SPO) is. The Texas SPO is designed to help both parents have an active role in their child’s life that is also in the best interest of the child. Often times the Texas SPO is written into court orders for parents to follow when it comes to visitation with the child.

A basic SPO gives the noncustodial parent possession of the child for a few hours every Thursday nights; on the first, third, and fifth weekends of each month; alternating holidays and one month in the summer. The SPO also defines where child exchanges will take place, typically at the residence of the custodial and noncustodial parent. However, the SPO also changes for parents who live more than 100 miles apart.

If parents can agree to an alternate schedule then the court does not have to issue the SPO. Hiring an attorney who is well versed in custody issues will ensure you receive a visitation schedule that works well for you and your child. Barbara A. Weaver can represent your interests in court and maximize your chances of securing the results you need. With more than 20 years of successful legal experience, your case is sure to be in excellent hands.

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