Grandparents Rights

In Florida, Grandparents have no inherent “custody” rights to their grandchildren. Our courts will enter Orders granting Grandparents temporary custody of children under certain limited circumstances, such as abuse and/or neglect, or in cases where an active member of the military assigns his or her timesharing to a grandparent. Otherwise, the Court will not recognize a petition filed by grandparents seeking custody is absent these few examples, it is considered an infringement on the constitutional rights of the parents to rear their children.