In Florida, grandparents have little to no say when it comes to having visitation rights to their grandchildren. However, Florida Statute § 752.011 provides the legal basis in which a grandparent may petition the court for court-ordered visitation with or custody of their grandchild.
Child custody is a legal term used to describe the legal and practical relationship between a parent and their child. In Florida, we call this timesharing.
Florida law requires a timesharing schedule to be included in the parenting plan that specifies the time, including overnights and holidays, that a minor child will spend with each parent.
Florida Courts have the power to modify/change timesharing schedules. This blog posts discuss the key factors required to modify a visitation schedule.