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Physical Custody (Access and Possession) in Texas
Physical custody is called access and possession under Texas law. Texas law encourages frequent and continuing contact with both parents, regardless of gender. This does not necessarily mean 50/50 possession of the child.
However, the Texas Legislature has determined that the MINIMUM amount of time that the non-custodial parent should visit with their child is the amount of time described in the Standard Possession Order (SPO).
This is a default visitation schedule that lets the noncustodial parent have physical custody of the child on:
- Thursday evenings (plus overnight during school year)
- The first, third and fifth weekends of the month (Weekends begin on Fridays. During school, weekends begin at the time school is dismissed on Friday, and extend until the time school resumes that next Monday morning).
- Summer weekends plus an additional 30 days divided into two periods (or all of July)
- Alternating holidays
Of course, every family has different schedules and different needs, so the SPO will not work for every family. Parents are encouraged to agree to a schedule that is best for their children. Families should also ensure that the children have frequent and continuing contact with both parents. But if the parents cannot agree to a schedule, the default schedule of the SPO will apply.
The Right Attorneys for Child Custody Disputes in League City and Beyond
In League City, Child Custody Lawyer Rob Musemeche has helped many Texas parents protect their custody rights. Board Certified as a family law specialist by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, League City child custody lawyer Rob Musemeche he has the experience and skill necessary to provide the legal support you need.
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The Musemeche Law Firm is in Webster, Texas, in the Clear Lake (League City) area between Houston and Galveston. To schedule a confidential consultation with Attorney Rob Musemeche and our team, call (281) 475-4145. Our friendly staff is available to answer your questions, address your concerns, and help you take the first step towards a resolution. You can also reach us by filling out the quick and easy contact form located from the CONTACT US drop down tab, and also found throughout the website. We look forward to hearing from you, and having the chance to provide you with the trusted legal representation you need.
Remember, when it comes to family law matters, having the right attorney by your side can make all the difference. Trusted since 1988, Rob Musemeche is your steadfast advocate in the courtroom and beyond.
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