The short answer is no. Grandparents in the state of Florida do not enjoy any sort of custodial or time sharing rights with their grandchildren. Up until about 2009 there was a Cause of Action in place in the statutes for grandparents to pursue this, but after 2009 it was changed to eliminate any sort of grandparent’s custodial rights with regards to their grandchildren. Any such arrangement would have to be pursued in dependency court or be pursued through a voluntary guardianship which would be granted by the parents of the children.
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