Preserving Your Relationship With Your Grandchildren
The relationship between a child and his or her grandparent is one of the most important relationships in a child's life. Sadly, events such as divorce or death of a parent can interfere with that relationship. In the worst cases, a vengeful parent can sever ties with grandparents, causing great emotional pain both to the grandparents and the child.
At Sosa Law Office, P.A. , in Brandon, our lawyers represent grandparents throughout Florida's west central Gulf Coast in child custody and visitation cases. We also help grandparents obtain guardianship of and adopt grandchildren.
Do Florida Grandparents Have Visitation Rights?
In Florida, a parent's constitutional right to privacy in the rearing of their children protects parental rights and generally prevents a grandparent from trying to usurp the rights of a parent. While a grandparent does not have a right to visitation if it is opposed by a parent, there is still a way for lawyer to argue that a grandparent's involvement in the child's life should continue under certain circumstances.
What Rights Does a Grandparent Have When Caring for a Grandchild?
Many grandparents find themselves in the role of taking care of grandchildren when the child's parent is unable to. The grandparent can face struggles in doing so when the rights of the parent haven't been terminated.
A recently enacted law makes it easier for grandparents serving in a caretaker role to enroll a child in school and obtain medical treatment without going to court. Our lawyers also represent grandparents in the legal process of obtaining custody of children without involving the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF).
Contact Our Brandon Grandparents' Rights Attorneys for a Initial Consultation
For more information about grandparents' rights or to schedule a consultation, call 813-413-4452. Our Brandon law office is open on weekdays from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. We offer evening and weekend appointments upon request and accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
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