Modifying a Court Order in Texas for Longer Weekends

by Ricardo Barrera

Modifying a Court Order for Longer Weekends - Father and Son Playing

In Texas, a party who is able to exercise more visitation with their child may petition the Court to elect the Extended Standard Possession Order rather than the Standard Possession Order.  

The most common possession order in Texas is called the Standard Possession Order, which usually provides for 1st, 3rd and 5th weekends from 6 pm Friday until 6 pm Sunday with Thursdays 6 pm to 8 pm during the regular school year. The Extended Standard Possession Order adds a Thursday from after school until Monday when school resumes during the regular school term every 1st, 3rd and 5th weekends, and every 2nd and 4th Thursday after school until Friday when school resumes during the school year. 

This can greatly increase a parent’s ability to interact and participate in the education of the child. It may also provide a more frequent visitation schedule with more time to bond. 

For more information on modifying your Court order for more time with your child, call The Barrera Law Firm, PC at (956) 428-2822 and ask for a free consultation with an attorney or contact us online.



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