What is a Possessory Conservator?

If a parent is named the Sole Managing Conservator, the other parent is usually named the Possessory Conservator. If a non-parent is named the Sole Managing Conservator, then both parents will usually be named Possessory Conservators. To be a  Possessory Conservator means a person still has the rights of a parent, but will not have the final say (deciding vote) on most decisions.