When parents are unable to agree on a visitation schedule for their children, they call on Frisco child custody attorneys to help. At the Law Offices of Rita C. Dixon PLLC, we’ve helped in the area for over 15 years. We have child custody attorneys in Frisco TX at our firm who are passionate about helping find reasonable solutions to these and other issues that can stem from a divorce. We will do everything possible to help you and your ex-spouse come to a mutual understanding, one that will be in the best interests of everyone involved. If an agreement is not possible, the child custody attorneys in Frisco TX at our firm will fight for you in court.
Standard Possession Order
Texas divorce courts have routinely awarded the noncustodial parent what is known as the Standard Possession Order. This provides the noncustodial parent with the 1st, 3rd, and 5th (if there is a 5th) weekend of every month, a weekly dinner visit (or possibly overnight visit) on weeks where there is no weekend visitation, extra time during the summer, and essentially half of the holidays. This is often seen as the default possession schedule by Texas divorce courts. You will very likely need the help of Frisco child custody attorneys to help fight for more possession than what is included in the standard possession order. Determining a child custody schedule can seem overwhelming, but child custody attorneys in Frisco TX can help.
There are several alternative schedules that may be able to work for both you, your ex, and your child. The point is for both parents to have as much time with their children as possible. This will not only help the child’s mental health, but it would help you be as involved with your child as possible. You should speak to one of our child custody attorneys in Frisco TX. We have decades of experience in child custody cases and have seen many different types of possession schedules. Here are two possibilities that could work (other than standard possession):
- The 2-2-3 schedule – This makes it possible for neither parent to go too long without spending time with the child. One parent will have the child on Mondays/Tuesdays, the other parent will have the child on Wednesdays/Thursdays, and the parents will alternate having the child on Friday through Sunday. Thus, within a fourteen day period, each parent will have the child for seven days, or 50% of the time.
- The 2-2-5-5 schedule – While the 2-2-3 schedule is extremely equitable, it’s not the only way to split time evenly between ex spouses. The 2-2-5-5 schedule can be an alternative. One parent will have the child for two days one week, then the other parent has the child for two days. Then the first parent gets the child for five days, then the other parent for five days. This schedule can present obstacles but is an option if the mother and father are amicable enough to work through them.
For more information, contact the Frisco child custody attorneys with the Law Offices of Rita C. Dixon PLLC online or call (817) 768-6333.