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Grandparents’ Rights?

Grandparent’s play a significant role in the lives and upbringing of their grandchildren. Our family lawyer is passionate about protecting that role.

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Largo Grandparents’ Rights Attorney

Helping Grandparents Maintain Family Ties: (727) 777-6866

At K. Dean Kantaras, P.A., we believe that children are raised best when they are surrounded by their family members. Proper development of self-esteem, stability and identity are deeply interconnected with cooperative community ties within the family. If you are a grandparent seeking to establish visitation rights with your grandchild, contact our Largo family law attorney. We would be proud to offer you the compassionate legal support and highly effective guidance that you require in order to achieve your goals. Although your rights are more vulnerable, you do have limited visitation rights to your grandchild under law. However, if the parents of your grandchild are living and married, you do not have the right to see your grandchild. A parent’s decision to keep his or her child away from a grandparent is generally validated by law. If the parents are divorced, the child is in non-parent custody, the parents are separated, or one of the parents has died, you have the right to remain in contact with your grandchild. Let us help you take advantage of your rights!

When Can I Request Visitation Or Custody?

It is important to understand that the court will only grant visitation rights to a grandparent if he or she had a prior bond with the grandchild. State court understands that the continuation of this bond is within the best interests of the child.

  • When A Parent Passed Away
  • When A Stepparent Has Adopted The Grandchild
  • When The Grandchild Is No Longer Living With Either Parent
  • When One Parent Has Been Sent To Jail, Prison Or Institutionalized
  • When The Parents Are Not Married To One Another
  • When A Divorce Or Other Proceeding Is Pending
  • When One Of The Parents Has Not Been Located For One Month
  • When The Parents Are Married But Separated On An Indefinite Basis
  • When One Of The Parents Applies With The Grandparents

Frequently Asked Questions

We Have The Answers That You Need

  • Questions

  • When Can I Sue For Visitation Rights?

    Answer

    You are entitled to sue for visitation rights under the following circumstances: the parents of your grandchild no longer live together, one of the parents of your grandchild has been missing for more than 30 days, your grandchild does not want to live with his or her biological parents, the step-parent of your grandchild has adopted him or her.

  • Can Court Ordered Visitation Be Modified Or Terminated?

    Answer

    Yes, a court ordered grandparent visitation order can be modified or terminated. However, the party seeking to terminate or modify the visitation order must file a Motion to Modify in District Court. In addition, if the original grandparent visitation agreement was pursuant to an Agreed Visitation Order, the party seeking to modify or terminate the agreements will be required to prove the change of circumstances. In addition, the party seeking to modify or terminate must show that this action is within the best interests of the child.

  • As A Grandparent, Can I Be The Legal Guardian?

    Answer

    A grandparent can be the legal guardian of his or her grandchild. In fact, guardianship may be necessary for a number of reasons including the following: the parent’s health, the parent’s military duty (requiring him or her to leave the country) or parental unfitness. Guardianship can be granted with our without the agreement of the parent(s). If granted despite the objection of the parent(s), the court determined it would be within the best interest of the child to grant guardianship to the child’s grandparent(s).

  • Meet Your Family Law Team

    Supportive Counsel. Passionate Advocacy. Proven Solutions.

    At K. Dean Kantaras, P.A., we are committed to helping people reach the customized solutions they need to work through divorce and other family law processes. These types of legal processes can be overwhelming and emotionally draining, and typically call for the assistance of a seasoned lawyer. When you come to our firm for assistance, you can be confident that your case will be in the hands of a team who genuinely cares about protecting you and your family's best interests, and wants to see you move forward as favorably as possible. The law firm you choose to represent you should have the right combination of experience and compassion to ensure your legal issues are handled effectively while keeping you clearly informed along the way. Our working relationship with clients is based on open, honest and straightforward communication combined with accessibility. We listen to the wishes of our clients while providing informed legal advice.

    Our firm is led by Attorney Kantaras, who is board certified in marital and family law by the Florida Bar. This board certification classifies our attorney as a specialist in his field, giving clients confidence knowing their case is in the hands of a true legal expert when they choose our firm's legal guidance. With plenty of experience and a reputation for helping clients successfully navigate through all types of family law matters, our team is ready to help you begin your next chapter as well, whether your situation can be resolved peacefully or calls for litigation in the courtroom.

Why Hire Our Firm?

We're Focused On You!

  • Board Certified Specialist in Family Law

  • Over 40 Years' Combined Experience on Your Side

  • Selection for Florida Super Lawyers- Top 5%

  • Top Rating for Ethics & Skill of AV Preeminent

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Client Testimonials

Your Case is in Good Hands

  • “Dean, Stephanie & everyone in the office have been thorough, prompt & efficient. I am pleased with how they have handled my very complex case as well as treating me with respect.”

    CM

  • “I have had such an easy divorce thanks to dean and his team they are all very nice and informative”

    JDC

  • “Mr. Kantaras and Mrs. Beach are an absolute God send! Shelly is super patient with my phone calls and questions when I have them. I would highly recommend this law firm!”

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  • “I have the best team of legal eagles in the world. Thank you all so very much. This has been a very difficult time for me, and thanks to you, it's a little better today.”

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  • “She was confident in her presentation and knowledge of the details regarding my case, and helped put my nerves at ease. I was very pleased with the outcome. ”

    CM

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