Do grandparents have any rights of custody or visitation with their grandchildren?

In general, in Florida, grandparents do not have rights of custody and visitation to minor children. Those rights are reserved exclusively to the parents of the children. As such, if a grandparent is to spend time with the child, they are going to have to do that by piggybacking upon the rights provided to their children during the dissolution of marriage action. Now, there are certain exceptions to that. Exception number one is when both parents agree. Another exception might be where one or both of the parents has been found to be an unfit parent and thus grandparents are rewarded rights based upon the concept that somebody needs to take care of the children when the parents are unfit to do so. Please understand, the concept of an unfit parent is a very high bar in Florida. It is not typical.