Many parents in Texas have possession of and access to their children pursuant to the Standard Possession Schedule contained within the Texas Family Code. The parent that has standard possession is entitled to possession of a child during the 1st, 3rd, and 5th weekends of each month throughout the year. The 1st, 3rd, and 5th weekends of the month are not the same as every other weekend. It can be confusing in some cases to determine if a weekend is the 1st, 3rd, or 5th weekend of the month. The key to determining which weekend of the month it is for purposes of your possession, you should look at what day of the month that Friday falls on. For instance, if Friday is the 1st day of any month, then that would be the first weekend of the month. However, if Saturday is the first day of the month, then that weekend would not be the first weekend of the month.