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What Are Grandparent’s Rights to Visitation in Florida

Grandparents Have Limited Visitation Rights in Florida

Florida Courts Say Parents Have a Right to Decide What is Best for Their Own Child

Grandparents have limited visitation rights in Florida. As in most states, Florida courts have increasingly followed suit with a decision made by the Supreme Court a few years ago that takes the position that parents’ right to decide what is best for their own children is a Constitutionally protected right

However, the state laws are slightly more generous in awarding visitation to grandparents if visitation is in the child’s best interest and one of the following situations applies:

A. The marriage of the child’s parents has been dissolved, or
B. A parent has deserted a child, or
C. The child was born out of wedlock.

In determining whether to grant visitation rights to grandparents, the courts consider the following:   Continue reading about grandparent’s rights in Florida.