Can grandparents be awarded custody of their grandchild(ren) in Florida?

Grandparents can be awarded custody or "grand-parenting time" only in a case of an emergency on a temporary basis. There's a statute providing for that, but they do not have the right to file an independent action for permanent custody or grand-parenting rights of the children.

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Carolyn S. Zisser

Highly regarded in marital and family law, Carolyn S. Zisser is a well-respected lecturer and author on family law subjects for the American Bar Association, Florida Bar, Jacksonville Bar Association and private legal seminar companies.