Grandparents’ Visitation Rights Partially Expanded

by | Jun 28, 2022 | Firm News |

On June 25, 2022, Governor DeSantis signed HB 1119, also known as the “Markel Act,” into law. This law prevents alienation between children and their grandparents in narrowly tailored, tragic situations. More precisely, this new law allows grandparents to petition courts for visitation with their grandchildren where a remaining living parent was found at fault by a criminal or civil court for the other parent’s death.