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Does Grandparents Have Legal Rights?

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Question: Do Grandparents Have legal Rights?


Grandparents do not have legal rights to know where their grandchildren are, how they are doing, or anything of the like. Unfortunately, the Mother of your grandson has all of the decision making on who will be around and have information on your grandchild. If you truly are worried about the safety of your grandson, you should call the Florida Department of Children and Families. However, DCF is not required to give you any information either. You could call and do a wellness check with the local police department, they will advise you if the people for whom you’ve called are okay, but their information will also be limited on what they can share. I’m sorry you’re going through this, and I wish you the best of luck in trying to reconnect with your grandson.

Attorney Erin E. Morse

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