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Can grandparents be awarded custody/time-sharing of their grandchild(ren) in Florida?

Well, it's a very interesting question. Custody is an issue that is specific in instances where both parents are incapacitated or not available. That could be because of drugs, each parent in jail, or perhaps one is deceased or both are deceased. In that case and when the State of Florida intervenes by way of the Department of Children and Families, at that point, the grandparents can be considered to have temporary custody of these minor children. As to time sharing, assuming that one of the natural parents is available, the grandparent has no rights to visitation with the minor children, if one of the parents says they would respectfully decline.