Providing Information And Insight To Florida Grandparents
It has been shown that grandchildren often benefit from having a unique relationship with their grandparents. Unfortunately, situations involving the children’s parents, such as divorce, drug and alcohol abuse or family estrangement can make it difficult for grandparents to have access to their grandchildren in order to build and enhance their bonds.
At Cauthen, Oldham & Associates, P.A., we provide grandparents with representation in cases involving time sharing (custody or visitation) with their grandchildren in the event a parent is unable to care for the children due to physical or mental challenges.
Contact us to discuss your questions and concerns with an experienced Lake County grandparents’ rights lawyer.
Keeping The Best Interest Of The Children In Mind
Under Florida law, grandparents have no right to time sharing with their grandchildren if it is opposed by a parent. However, with the recognition of the benefits of a grandparent-grandchild relationship in recent years, more and more grandparents have taken legal action to gain rights and access their grandchildren. Because time-sharing decisions are based on the best interests of the child, some grandparents have been successful in arguing that the elimination of a child’s established relationship with his or her grandparent would be detrimental to the child’s well-being.
Our firm represents many clients who have played a significant parental role for a large portion of their grandchildren’s young lives and are now seeking court approval of a time-sharing arrangement that has existed informally for years.
With more than 40 years of experience, we know the law and the most persuasive way to present your case to a judge. We can help you understand your rights, guide you through the process and assist you in making the best possible decisions for your grandchild.