In Florida, grandparents do not have rights to their grandchildren. However, there are two primary ways where a grandparent or grandparents can be awarded parenting time or time-sharing with their grandchildren. The first is in a dependency action, when a child or children are removed from a parent for abuse, neglect or abandonment reasons. The second occasion in which a grandparent would have time-sharing with a grandchild is when one or both parents has voluntarily authorized the grandparent to have parenting time or time-sharing with their child as a result of, let's say, military deployment or the like.
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