Possession and Access Schedules- Impacts on Weekend Visitation and Custody in Texas

Being able to work with your Co-parent to create a possession schedule that works well for your family both now and in the long term, he鈥檚 one of the most important aspects of eight divorce or child custody cases. While many people assume that as a family court judge we鈥檒l be the ones to make determinations like this for your family, the reality is that you and your Co-parent will have every opportunity to create your own path in terms of establishing a workable possession and access schedule.

The main limitations that people in your position tend to encounter in divorce cases, as well as child custody matters, relate to an inability or unwillingness to negotiate with one another as well as problems with creativity when it comes to thinking about creative and straightforward possessions schedules. In this way, hiring an experienced family law attorney with the Law Office of Bryan Fagan can go a long way toward helping you and your family settle your case before a trial and to create a workable schedule that maximizes your child鈥檚 time with both you and your Co-parent.

When it comes to creating a possession schedule for your children a family court judge will look primarily to the best interests of your child. This means considering the specific needs of your child now, and in the future as well as a range of other considerations. Your family court judge will want to ensure that both you and your Co-parent have meaningful opportunities to spend time with your child. This doesn鈥檛 necessarily entail splitting custody time directly down the middle. However, it does mean that the possession schedule must be fair and practical for both parents.

Creating a Custody Schedule for Unorthodox Work Schedules

If you are a parent who works on the weekends or has an otherwise unorthodox schedule for your employment, then this is probably an especially interesting topic for you. Importantly, you will need to pay special attention to the creation of a possession schedule that allows you to spend time with your child but also meet the responsibilities for your work. Sacrificing the relationship with your child or the ability to continue working is not ideal. However, you need to be wary of agreeing to things in mediation that would put you in a difficult spot as far as logistics and transportation are concerned.