Grandparents’ Rights Attorney in Orlando

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Reasons Parents Block Grandparent Visitation

What happens if you have been denied access to your grandkids? It’s incredibly cruel and harmful to the child when parents don’t allow grandparents to visit their grandchildren. As a grandparent, you should understand that the parents hold the majority of the cards.  Therefore, you must work in a collaborative manner to resolve your disputes.  Aubrey Harry Ducker Jr. is an Orlando grandparents’ rights lawyer who can help you resolve this.

Common reasons for grandparents to be denied visitation include:

  • The death of one parent
  • The parents were never married, and the custodial parent has a bad relationship with the other parent (the grandparent’s son or daughter)
  • The parents got divorced

Petitioning the Court for Visitation Rights

When the court makes a ruling in favor for or against the grandparents in regards to visitation rights, the following criteria are analyzed:
  • The relationship between grandparents and the child
  • Length of that relationship
  • Whether the child derived support from the grandparents during the disruption to the family unit
  • The health of the grandparents

Unfortunately, Florida’s laws regarding grandparent visitation are extremely strict. Courts almost fully side with the child’s parents. The grandparents of a child whose parents are deceased, missing, or in a persistent vegetative state may petition the court for visitation. Also, if one of the child’s parents is dead, missing, or in a vegetative state.  What if one of the biological parents has been convicted of a felony or offense? What if they show a substantial risk of them harming the child? In this case, the grandparent may petition for visitation rights. This is under Florida statute 752.011. Besides that, it is extremely unlikely that visitation rights are given to grandparents.  The best option for obtaining visitation is to work with the parent or parents. Before you go to the courts, make sure you have exhausted all options of conflict resolution.

Contact Experienced Orlando Grandparents’ Rights Attorney Aubrey Harry Ducker Jr.

Divorce doesn’t just affect parents and children. Divorce affects grandparents as well. What if grandparents are denied visitation rights by one or both of the parents? The grandparents or grandparent may be able to take legal action. Studies have shown that when a child has a positive relationship with his or her grandparents, this is a beneficial impact for both the child and the grandparents. The court always makes timesharing and visitation decisions in favor of the child’s best interests.  Reach out to Attorney Aubrey Harry Ducker Jr.’s office. Aubrey Harry Ducker Jr. is a grandparents’ rights attorney who will properly represent your case.

Struggling with child custody or a divorce? If you are seeking legal representation contact Aubrey Law. Attorney Aubrey Harry Ducker Jr. handle’s every legal representation from family law to elder law. Call us at  (407) 645-3297 (Call for Aubrey) or send us a send us a message. Visit Aubrey Harry Ducker Jr’s Office.  Attorney Aubrey Harry Ducker Jr. serves Altamonte Springs, Longwood, Maitland, Orlando, Oviedo, Winter Garden, Winter Park and Winter Springs and surrounding areas.