At the Law Office of Amy L. Beauchaine, we believe that it is important for Florida children to maintain contact with their grandparents. Unfortunately, disputes within families and other issues can sometimes result in a child's parents refusing to allow a grandparent to continue the healthy relationship that they had established with their grandchildren.
Matters can sometimes get contentious when Florida couples go through a divorce, and this is especially true when matters such as child custody and visitation are being discussed. While most would agree that children will be happier if they are able to see their grandparents regularly, this may be difficult to accomplish amicably when spouses become entrenched in their positions during a divorce. If you are a grandparent of a child who is the subject of a custody dispute, you may be able to pursue legal remedies if you are being denied visitation.
Florida grandparents who wish to gain visitation rights to see their grandchildren may be interested in the state law regarding the subject. Under Florida law, grandparents may be granted visitation rights after the dissolution of the parents' marriage or desertion of the child. When a grandparent files a petition, the court will grant visitation when it is determined to be in the best interest of the child.
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Florida Families are dynamic and can be large or small with many cousins or a few, grandparents, uncles and aunts. However, the family dynamic is disrupted during a divorce and negatively impact various relationships particularly those with grandparents'.