Maitland Family Lawyer Protect You & Your Grandchildren
Family court judges are increasingly accepting the concept that it takes
a village to raise a child. This bodes well for grandparents who seek
increased contact with their grandchildren, or grandparents who seek temporary
custody in order to remove their grandchildren from an unsafe environment
at the custodial parent's home.
If you are a grandparent who requires help with an issue relating to your
contact The Troum Law Firm, P.A., to speak with a Maitland family attorney. We assist clients throughout
Orange and Seminole Counties.
Can I Get Custody or Visitation of My Grandchildren?
Florida law states that if a marriage is still intact, the parents can
decide whether or not grandparents have time with any grandchildren, as
long as there are not unusual circumstances.
However, issues do arise. These include:
- Problems at the child's primary residence that may put them in danger
- The inability of a parent to provide proper care
- Evidence of mistreatment, including verbal, physical, or emotional abuse
Our experienced legal team at The Troum Law Firm, P.A. can advise you about
the possibility of getting an order for temporary custody of a grandchild
if these extenuating circumstances exist. Family court judges often determine
that a grandparent's home is the best placement option for children
when there is alcohol or drug abuse, criminal activity, or mental illness
at their own home.
Learn More about Your Legal Options
If a grandchild's parents are divorced, your best option to obtain
increased visitation is to make sure the child's mother or father
(your son or daughter) has equal timesharing and/or visitation rights
that are being properly enforced.
Our Orlando grandparents' rights attorney can review the unique facts
of your case to determine if you have any legal recourse to increase the
time you get to spend with your grandchildren.
Call our Maitland family attorney at (321) 428-2247 to
request a consultation today.