Acting in the Best Interests of the Child
Grandparents Are Often Victims During Nasty Divorces and Custody Disputes..
WHAT ARE MY RIGHTS AS A GRANDPARENT?
FAMILY LAWYERS IN PUNTA GORDA, FL
Florida law does not formally recognize the rights of grandparents to visitation with their grandchildren. In recent years the Florida Supreme Court has ruled against grandparents in multiple cases involving the visitation or custody of their grandchildren. The courts often rule against grandparents because of the belief that awarding them visitation interferes with the parents’ rights to decide who can and cannot see their children.
Unfortunately, grandparents are often victims during nasty divorces and custody disputes, as parents may prevent visits in an attempt to get back at former partners.
PURSUING VISITATION RIGHTS FOR GRANDPARENTS IN FLORIDA
Attitudes about providing non-parents with visitation rights have changed recently, and the Florida House Civil Justice committee even unanimously voted in favor of a new bill introduced to support grandparents’ rights. Grandparents’ rights are becoming an important family law issue in the state of Florida, as more and more people realize how important it is for children to have a healthy relationship with their grandparents.
If you have been denied visitation with your grandchildren, get the guidance of a Punta Gorda family attorney for powerful assistance. Despite the fact that grandparent visitation rights are not established under Florida law, you do have options. Above all else, the family court seeks to act in the best interests of the child, and in some cases this can include allowing the child to spend time with their grandparents.
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Leskovich Law Group, P.A. has 25+ years of invaluable experience in family law, and we can assist you with the pursuit of visitation rights. We believe grandparents play an integral role in children’s lives, and we can provide you with powerful advocacy before the court. Our attentive and caring lawyers can petition the court for visitation and build a detailed and compelling case on your behalf. If you are being kept from seeing your grandchildren, contact a Punta Gorda grandparents’ rights attorney to discuss your legal options to protect your bond with your loved ones!