Family law may involve numerous sensitive and sometime complex legal issues pertaining to child custody, visitation and grandparents' rights. Generally, every state varies on the issue of grandparents' rights. Further, their rights are not guaranteed under the Constitution. Nonetheless given the role that grandparents' play in the upbringing of their grandchildren, in some circumstances, they may be granted visitation and even custody.
Families grow through marriage. Newlyweds welcome each other's families into their lives. When children come into the picture, family dynamics may increase and grandparents may play an active role in the care of their grandchildren and upbringing. Potentially they may provide free or affordable childcare when needed, pay for their education, extra-curricular activities and more. But, when a marriage with children ends in divorce with potentially long and bitter child custody and visitation issues, what happens to a grandparent's rights to see his or her grandchildren?
Although family law courts in Florida may endeavor to create a child custody and visitation schedule that comes closest to maintaining the positive aspects of the child's former lifestyle with both parents, the sad truth is that, after the divorce, the child will never again be able to spend as much time with both parents together.