Most child custody disputes are between the child's parents. But families can be much more than parents and children. Grandparents also can play an important role in children's lives. Many grandparents would do anything to avoid losing their relationship with their grandchildren. But disputes with the child's parents often cause that relationship to become disrupted.
Under current Florida law, grandparents who are being blocked from seeing their grandchildren may have little legal recourse. But one resident in that situation recently urged lawmakers to pass a grandparents' rights bill. The bill would give people the right to ask the court to order visitation time with their grandchildren in certain situations.