At Adams & Luka, we understand that every child should be able to enjoy a close and loving relationship with his or her grandparents. Unfortunately, divorce often upsets the family dynamics, creating a hardship for both grandparents and children. Often times, the grandparents of the ex-spouse who has less time with the children will not see their grandchildren as often as they would like, if at all. As trusted family law attorneys, we urge parents to work with grandparents in regards to visitation and believe that strong relationships with grandparents is vital to the well-being of children.
As a grandparent, you may simply desire to spend more time with your grandchildren. In some situations, grandparents desire custody as the parents of the children may be involved in drug or alcohol abuse, or even abuse the children. Unfortunately, it is extremely difficult for grandparents to get visitation or custody rights due to recent rulings by the Florida Supreme Court. We understand how difficult it can be, and the complexity of grandparent's rights in Florida. We will fight aggressively on your behalf to reach your desired results.Strong Advocates for the Rights of Grandparents in Florida
When you have enjoyed a close relationship with your grandchildren over the years, suddenly being cut out of the picture can be heartbreaking. Whether the children's parents have separated or divorced, or you are seeking visitation/custody, we are strong advocates, and know that the courts in Florida focus first and foremost on the best interests of the children. When families break apart, grandparents are often overlooked. It may seem that the courts forget that there are others who are affected in addition to the parents and children. We provide comprehensive legal guidance and support for grandparents who desire adequate visitation, or are seeking custody of their grandchildren.
In Florida, a grandparent must file suit if visitation rights are being denied. In addition, it must be proven that you have a parent-child relationship with the child/children if you are seeking custody. Ultimately, you must be able to prove not only that you have this type of relationship with your grandchildren, but that there is a sufficient explanation for your role in the children's lives.
Even when seeking adequate visitation by filing suit, parents may only allow infrequent visitation; the fact that you feel this is inadequate does not compel the courts to take any legal action against the parents. At Adams & Luka, we will clearly explain the legal process and your options so that you know what steps to take moving forward.Contact Adams & Luka Today
Although enjoying a close relationship with grandchildren is not always easy, our grandparent's rights attorneys are dedicated to the best possible results. We understand that in too many cases, grandparents are overlooked. If you are a grandparent who desires visitation with your grandchildren or who seeks custody, call Adams & Luka now at (407) 872-0307 or (352) 787-2101.