As seasoned family law attorneys, we realize the complications that can arise when parents are divorced, especially when children are concerned. Whether you are a mother, father, stepparent, or grandparent, it is your desire to play a role in the child/children's lives. It is important to note that many children today are raised by grandparents and stepparents. Situations regarding grandparents' rights in terms visitation or custody depends upon each individual's circumstance. Although grandparents are not typically granted extensive rights in Florida, certain custodial situations are recognized under the law. A court may grant grandparents temporary custody of a child or children when parents have intentionally placed them under grandparents' care.
At Adams & Luka, we work on behalf of our clients to achieve your desired result when possible, whether it pertains to asserting your rights as a mother, father, or stepparent, or visitation for grandparents. We understand that the laws in Florida pertaining to the custody and visitation of children are complex, and therefore work to help you understand the process and what is required in order to meet your goals.Family Matters and Rights Involving Children
Today, many men have custody of their children. Stepparents may have certain rights when it comes to his or her spouse's child/children. In some situations, a stepparent may adopt the child/children of his or her spouse, however this is only allowed in situations where the absent parent consents to the adoption, or the parent who is not in contact with his/her child does not contest the adoption petition.
How do you know what you are entitled to when it comes to the custody of children, and your visitation rights? Ultimately, speaking with a highly experienced family law attorney is in your best interest. A lawyer who focuses on the rights of parents and extended family members can educate you regarding the law, what your rights are, and what you cannot do. In every situation, the court's primary concern is the well-being and stability of the children. Because of that, many factors come into play when determining the rights of a mother, father, stepparent, or grandparent.Contact Adams & Luka Today
As a parent, you may feel that you have certain rights when it comes to time-sharing of your children, financial support, or other matters. Grandparents may be concerned whether they have custody or visitation rights, particularly if a parent or parents seem unsuited for caring for children (drug or alcohol addiction, or some manner of instability). Stepparents frequently are not sure where to draw the line when it comes to a spouse's children, or whether adoption may be a possibility. At Adams & Luka, our family law attorneys are ready to answer your questions, and provide the legal guidance you need to understand your options and work toward your desired results. Contact our office now for a free consultation at (407) 872-0307 or (352) 787-2101 and let us begin work on your case.