Grandparents can exercise their right to be with grandchildren

For many people, the chief concerns of family law involve who gets what in a divorce, including asset division, child support and child custody. However, there are many other legal matters covered by family law, and one of the most underrated of these is grandparents' rights. Just like other members of a family, grandparents care a great deal about seeing their loved ones, and the involvement of grandparents is important to building a strong family relationship.

In many divorce cases, grandparents' rights tend to fall by the wayside, often being overshadowed in favor of the rights of parents and siblings. Imagine, for instance, a case in which a mother is granted sole custody of a child who has a great relationship with his or her paternal grandparents. If the courts determine that the child's father is an unfit parent and thus has no custodial rights, does this then mean that the father's parents have no right to see the child?

For many situations like this, the mother who was granted custody will likely attempt to deny the grandparents' rights in an attempt to ensure that the child does not also come into contact with their unfit father. This can be a difficult battle for grandparents to fight, as their rights are often trumped by the rights of the parents, but if grandparents can prove that their involvement is in the best interests of the child, then they may be able to establish some kind of visitation agreement.

If you have lost the ability to spend time with your grandchildren, please visit our Web page. Florida takes family law very seriously, and courts will always try to do what is best for the child. Legal assistance can help you prove that your involvement is good for the child's upbringing, which may allow you to see your grandchildren.

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