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My three grandkids live in Florida with my son and daughter-inlaw. I live in Maine...I go to florida every year for 4 or 5 months to see them...My daughter-in- law and I don't get along.. we just had a fight on the phone..Can she stop me from seing my grandchildren if I go to florida
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Unfortunately the statute only allows for visitation if the parents are missing, dead, or in a persistent vegetative state

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This is a new statute enacted this year. Florida is very restrictive on grandparent visitation, due to their concern to a parent's privacy right.

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Most states allow visitation to grandparents if the parents are divorced.

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Often times families will try mediation to resolve issues so as to not penalize the child.

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Family Lawyer: LegalGems, Lawyer replied 2 years ago

One parent can authorize the visitation so if the grandparent has a good relationship with one parent, that can be explored.

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