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Dan Markel's parents supporting grandparents rights bill

Posted at 8:02 AM, Jan 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-15 08:07:32-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Session began earlier this week and one bill that is being pushed is visitation rights for grandparents.

RIght now a grandparent can only petition the court if the chlid's parents have died and the surviving parent is unfit.

This bill addresses criminal cases where one parent died under violent or criminal circumstances and the other parent cut off contact with the family.

Murdered FSU law professor Dan Markel's parents say his children's mother kept them away from them after his death and even changed their last name.

In court Wendi Adelso, admitted to keeping the kids from the Markel's.