In Texas, divorced couples have two primary ways to deal with the raising of their children. First is the legal order, which is issued by the court. This binding agreement takes precedence over any other arrangements between parents and their children. Nevertheless, there is a realization that what may seem reasonable in the courtroom may not be easy to implement in day-to-day life.
Many Texas couples pursuing a divorce encounter difficulties while trying to come to an agreement on issues pertaining to their children, such as child custody or visitation schedules. When this occurs, the state has a tool, developed by the Texas Legislature, to schedule visitation periods and outline a parenting plan. It is called a Standard Possession Order.