What circumstances would necessitate a Non-standard Possession Order?
In some cases, the circumstances of the visiting parent necessitate a change to the standard possession order. For example, if you have a parent who has a substance abuse issue or has there's been neglect or abuse in the past, the court is generally not going to find that a standard possession order is in the best interest of the child. In those circumstances, you'll find judges adjusting the schedule or putting protective measures in place on the schedule. For example, the parent visiting parent may not get a full weekend with the child, or their time with the child may be broken up into smaller chunks of time that are supervised if in the case of neglect or some type of substance abuse, and so the individual factors of the case should be analyzed with your attorney to determine whether or not the standard possession order is workable and appropriate for your situation.