How Grandparents Can Get Custody of Grandchild in Florida
Grandparents rights in Florida are limited but there can be situations where the Florida Family Courts system can provide visiting rights and sometimes temporary custody for grandparents and their grandchildren. This process will mostly be handled through mediation and, if necessary, a court hearing.
How to Get Temporary Custody of a Grandchild
Florida awards grandparents custodial rights in the form of temporary custody when it has been determined that the parents are unable to adequately provide for their children. This is a short-term solution until the parents are able to resume their role as primary caretaker. Grandparents will be provided legal documents to prove they are able to make decisions regarding the child’s health and wellness during this time.