Texas uses a standardized visitation schedule (the "Standard Possession Order") for visitation with a child or children when a couple divorces. Generally speaking, if the parents live no more than 100 miles apart, the Standard Possession Order allows visitation every Thursday night during the regular school term; the first, third and (if there is one) fifth weekends of each month throughout the year; and a block of time in the summer. Major holidays are either split or alternate yearly.
Even though the Standard Possession Order is standardized, there are some choices a parent can make. These choices include what time the child is picked up, whether the child stays overnight on Thursday, and whether weekend visitation ends Sunday evening or Monday morning.