Grandparent and Relative Custody
While Florida Law does not specifically provide for grandparents and other relatives to have visitation or timesharing rights with their grandchildren, there are certain situations where grandparents and other relatives can seek custody of the children to protect them from an unsafe environment. If your grandchild has been abused, abandoned, has parents suffering from drug or alcohol abuse, or has parents suffering from severe mental health issues making their living environment unsafe, grandparents, siblings, aunts and uncles can step in to help provide a safe and stabling living environment for the child.
If you or a loved one are considering grandparent or relative custody or are interested in more information, contact Winston Law, P.A. at firstname.lastname@example.org or (561) 670-9375.