Possession and Access Orders
What Is a Position and Access Order?
In the state of Texas, a Position and Access Order (PAO) is an order that
outlines parents’ child visitation rights. This applies to the non-custodial
parent and instructs them regarding how, when, and where they will see
their child going forward.
There are 2 different kinds of PAO’s, including:
Standard PAO: These involve visitation schedules that are dictated by law and involve
the following normal parameters for parents:
- Holiday visitation rotation (spring break, Christmas, birthdays, etc.)
- 42 visits for non-custodial parents during summer months/school break
- Restrictions and instructions regarding communication between the child
and non-custodial parent
Visitation hours for parents whose homes are separated by less than 100
miles, which are the 1st, 3rd, and 5th weekends of every month, beginning at 6pm every Friday and ending at 6pm
Visitation hours for parents who live more than 100 miles from each other,
which permit the non-custodial parent to pick either the 1st, 3rd, or 5th weekend of each month, with the same time restrictions
- Standard Thursday night visits from 6-8pm
Non-standard PAO: This is an agreement that references holidays, communication, etc. but
exists to accommodate unique circumstances, distance, and other extenuating
factors. These may be issued if parents attempt to negotiate their own
arrangement but the judge does not perceive that their proposed arrangement
would be beneficial to the child.
How a Family Lawyer Can Help with Position and Access Orders
Without an experienced legal representative there to fight for your parental
rights, your ability to remain an active and involved parent could be
strictly limited. Connect with an experienced attorney right away if you
fear being unfairly cut off from your child or if you wish to change your
current PAOs. Our team at the
Law Office of Bryan Fagan is here to advocate for you, protect your rights, and help you get the
result you want and remain present in the life of your child.
Compelling and Effective Family Lawyers Serving Parents in Spring, TX
Our team at the Law Office of Bryan Fagan is here to serve you when your relationship
with your child depends on it. We understand that your level of involvement
in your child’s life is at stake, and we are prepared to be your
voice during this time. Our
Spring family law attorneys have the knowledge and experience necessary to help you make your visitation
arrangement more desirable for you as a parent and more beneficial for
Call (281) 810-9760 today or
contact us online to schedule your initial consultation.