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I have custody of my grand duaghter she has two other

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I have custody of my grand duaghter she has two other sisiters and the father wont let her see them. She is only 4 and her sisters are 2 and 1 year old. We up to Nivember of this year supported all thre kids and where very much involved with all three of them. what are my chances of getting the court to allow the sisters to spend time together. they are half sisters

Lawyer's Assistant: What steps have you taken? Have you filed any papers in family court?

Nothing yet we live in florida and florida does not have grandparents rights. I just wanted to know if taking the angle of the sisters would help our cause

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a lawyer about this yet?

We left message with them yesterday waiting on them to call us back

Submitted: 5 months ago.Category: Family Law
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Family Lawyer: LegalGems, Lawyer replied 5 months ago

I am terribly sorry to hear this; unfortunately in FL siblings are considered non parents and as such are deemed third parties so the courts have applied the same rules as grandparent visitation.

So unless the parent can be proven unfit the court does not have jurisdiction to order sibling visitation.
I am sorry that your granddaughter is not able to visit with her sisters;

Sibling visitation has only been upheld involving cases where a sibling was in a state facility or foster care home.

http://www.centerforchildwelfare.org/Training/2015cpsummit/Session%20A%20-%20Fostering%20Sibling%20Connections.pdf

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