Orlando Grandparent Visitation Rights Attorney
Naturally, as a grandparent you want to spend time with your grandchild. You also want what is best for your grandchild. Unfortunately, that may not always be the parents of the child. Drugs, alcohol and abuse can be sufficient grounds to award custody to grandparents, if the parent has the inability to provide proper care. However, recent Florida Supreme Court rulings have made it difficult for grandparents to obtain custody or visitation rights.
Grandparent Visitation Rights
The area of grandparents’ rights in Florida is complex and requires representation by an experienced and knowledgeable attorney to help you file a petition seeking visitation rights. At the office of Timothy W. Terry, Attorney at Law, we have more than 30 years of experience in family law representation. We are available to represent individuals in Orlando and throughout central Florida.
An initial consultation is available to you at no charge.
Tough Florida Standards for Grandparents
In the state of Florida, grandparents seeking custody must prove they have a parent-child relationship with the child. This is an extremely high standard and a grandparent must also show that they have acted as the child’s parent for a sufficient reason.
Florida also requires a grandparent to file suit if being denied visitation rights. However, even if the parents do eventually allow visitation and the grandparents feel access is inadequate; this does not compel any legal action. We can explain how Florida laws apply to your situation and what your best options are moving forward.
Florida Child Custody Lawyer
To talk to us in more detail about your grandparent visitation rights case, e-mail or call us at 407-495-2399 to schedule a free initial consultation. Our Florida child custody lawyer is ready to help.