Grandparent visitation rights have recently expanded in Florida. The Courts may award grandparents visitation in paternity and dissolution of marriage proceedings if it is in the best interest of the children. The grandparent now has the right to intervene in these types of cases to establish their rights for continued contact and time sharing with the minor children.
Additionally, if the grandchild or grandchildren have been in the care of the grandparents or a party who is otherwise related to the child, for a specific time period, then the family member may petition the Court for temporary custody of the child. The Courts will determine if it is in the best interest of the child to remain in the family members care. A temporary award of custody allows the family member to enroll the child in school, make medical decisions and other major decisions affecting the child’s life. Moreover, child support can be adjudicated to provide for financial support to the family member who has custody of the children.
An aggressive, expert Family Law Attorney, like Eve McClurg, can be of significant assistance, with strict attention to the details and laws pertaining to any given case. These cases are complex, and the courts have an exhaustive list of factors to review when determining what is in the child’s best interest. Ms. McClurg understands grandparent’s and extended family rights issues, and will work relentlessly for the outcome you deserve. Call the Law Office of Eve McClurg at 239-334-4383 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation.