Grandparents’ Rights in Florida
In Florida, grandparents have no rights when it comes to child custody or timesharing with their grandchildren except under certain circumstances. If your grandchild’s parents are incapable of caring for their children the court can enter an order for temporary custody if their parents agree. If parents will not consent to an order for temporary custody you must show that your grandchildren have been abused and or neglected by their parents.
Granting Temporary Custody
An order granting temporary custody will allow grandparents to step in and care for their grandchildren, to enroll their grandchildren in school, take the grandchildren to the doctor and to obtain the personal records of the grandchildren. The order may also require your grandchildren’s parents to pay child support.
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