Expanded Standard Possession Order

Texas law allows the noncustodial parent (possessory conservator) to request a different beginning and ending pickup time for the Standard Possession Order. The noncustodial parent can choose to pick up the child when the child’s school is regularly dismissed, and to end when the child’s school resumes. This replaces the 6:00 p.m. start and end times. The noncustodial parent must make this choice before the order is finalized. Tell OAG staff (and then read the order to make sure it’s correct) or tell the judge your choice before the judge signs the possession order. The choice (called an election) must be made in a written document filed with the court, or spoken aloud by the noncustodial parent to the judge in open court.