Grandparents can take legal action for visitation

If you are a grandparent, you no doubt have a great understanding of the special relationship that grandparents share with grandchildren. These relationships are extremely important, almost as important as the relationships between children and their parents, and yet grandparents are often not treated the same as parents when it comes to custody and visitation. In many instances, grandparents are left on the outskirts of their grandchildren's lives without much legal recourse, but an attorney may be able to help you with this.

Think of the wonderful and loving relationship that you have with your grandchildren. Now imagine that, for one reason or another, the parents of the child decide to divorce. Your child does not receive primary custody of the child, or worse, receives no custody at all. In an instance like this, even if you have done nothing wrong and in no way deserve to lose time spent with your grandchild, you may not be able to see the child often or ever.

The simple fact is that once a parent is given primary custody of the child, that parent is entitled to make nearly every decision regarding that child's upbringing and lifestyle. If the divorce was particularly volatile, then the parent may wish to distance himself or herself away from his or her former spouse as much as possible, which can include denying the former spouse's parents a chance to see their grandchild.

While there is never any guarantee that such a situation will be resolved, it is always worth fighting for the chance to spend time with your grandchildren. If you are a grandparent, and you are unable to spend time with your grandchildren for any reason, visit our webpage. We have years of experience helping grandparents with custody issues in Florida, and we can help you determine what your chances for gaining any kind of custody might be.

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