Florida Senate - 2012 SB 158
By Senator Fasano
1 A bill to be entitled
2 An act relating to grandparent visitation; amending s.
3 752.01, F.S.; providing additional grounds for
4 awarding a grandparent visitation with a grandchild;
5 providing an effective date.
7 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
9 Section 1. Subsection (1) of section 752.01, Florida
10 Statutes, is amended to read:
11 752.01 Action by grandparent for right of visitation; when
12 petition shall be granted.—
13 (1) The court shall, upon petition filed by a grandparent
14 of a minor child, award reasonable rights of visitation to the
15 grandparent with respect to the child if
when it is in the best
16 interest of the minor child and if:
17 (a) The marriage of the parents of the child has been
19 (b) The parent of the child who is the son or daughter of
20 the grandparent is deceased and the grandparent had a
21 relationship with the child before the death of the parent;
22 (c) (b) A parent of the child has deserted the child; or
23 (d) (c) The minor child was born out of wedlock and not
24 later determined to be a child born within wedlock as provided
25 in s. 742.091.
26 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2012.