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Florida Grandparent’s Rights

Grandparent Rights to Visitation: At least one of child’s parents is deceased, marriage of the child’s parents is dissolved, a parent of the child has deserted the child, or a child is born out of wedlock and not later determined to be a child bom in wedlock. Must also file UCCJA Affidavit. Chapter 752, Section 752.01 (F.S 752.01 et seq.).

When Adoption Occurs: Rights terminate unless the adoption is by a stepparent.

Child Custody Statutes: Best interest of child considering: (1) which party is more likely to allow frequent and continuing contact with the other party; (2) love, affection and other emotional ties existing between the child and each party; (3) each party’s capacity and disposition to provide food, clothing, medical care or other material needs for the child; (4) length of time the child has been in a stable, satisfactory environment, and the desirability of maintaining continuity; (5) the permanence, as a family unit, of the existing or proposed custodial home; (6) moral fitness of the parties; (7) mental and physical health of the parties; (8) child’s home, school and community record; (9) preference of the child, if of sufficient intelligence, understanding and experience; and (10) any other relevant factor. F.S. 61.13(3).

Parents May Choose: Yes


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