Grandparents must fight for visitation in Florida

Grandparents who have healthy, loving relationships with their grandchildren know-how important family is. Children benefit greatly from healthy relationships with their grandparents, and many grandparents find happiness and joy in helping their grandchildren grow and develop. Unfortunately, not everyone has the luxury of seeing or interacting with their grandchildren on a regular basis, and because of Florida's family laws, it may be difficult or impossible for some to see their grandchildren at all.

The unfortunate truth is that the will of parents simply supersedes that of a grandparent, which often leaves grandparents with little or no legal recourse. Shocking as it may seem, grandparents do not have a legal right to see or visit their grandchildren. In order to gain any kind of visitation, grandparents must not only prove that their involvement is in the best interests of the child, but in many cases, they must also have the parents' approval. Without the parents' approval, grandparents may have to prove that the child's parents are unfit.

As difficult as it is for grandparents to legally be involved in their children's lives, if the parents do not wish it, it is not impossible. With the help of an attorney, you could make a case before the courts to demonstrate that your influence on a child is so important that the child's parent refusing to allow you visitation rights is actually harming the child.

If you are being denied visitation rights to your grandchildren and you believe that this is significantly detrimental to the child, please visit our web page. With more than two decades of experience with Florida's family laws, we have the expertise you need to help you present the best case possible.

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