The relationship between grandparents and grandchildren should be a special one. Oftentimes, grandparents provide stability and financial support in the lives of children that parents sadly do not always offer.
Florida's neighboring state of Georgia has recently passed a house bill that would allow grandparents to petition for the court ordered rights of grandparents to be allowed to visit their grandchildren. This bill is similar to legislation proposed or passed on other states that would enhance the non-parental custody and visitation rights of grandparents.
Fort Lauderdale area readers interested in the topic of grandparent's rights may be interested in what has recently occurred in the Connecticut House of Representatives. There the House unanimously passed a grandparent visitation rights bill.
Florida grand parents may be finding themselves on the outside when it comes to involvement in their grand children's lives. Often the matter involves one of the in-laws denying the grand parent visitation rights, but if both parents mutually decide to not allow access it may become more difficult to find court's sympathetic to their plight.