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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Florida Bill Would Stop Adelson Family From Preventing Dan Markel's Parents’ Access To Their Grandchildren

Tallahassee Democrat, Jeff Brandes Bill, Citing Markel Murder Case, Could Allow Grandparents More Visitation Rights:

Friends of Dan Markel are hoping a bill filed by Florida Sen. Jeff Brandes could afford the slain Florida State law professor’s parents, and others like them, more access to their grandchildren.

Markel’s parents, Phil and Ruth Markel, have not seen their grandchildren since 2016 amid allegations that the family of their mother, Wendi Adelson, is being investigated in connection with a murder-for-hire plot.

The childrens’ names were changed to Adelson to shield them from intense media coverage of their father’s murder, Wendi Adelson said. The Markels have also been denied visitation. ...

Pointing to the case that has played out on a national stage, Brandes proposes changing a 2015 law that allows grandparents to petition for visitation if a living parent has been convicted of a felony. The 2020 revision, SB 1886, looks to expand the court remedy to lingering cases in which the living parent’s family is being investigated but is still active in the children’s lives.

Prior TaxProf Blog coverage:

https://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2020/01/florida-bill-would-prevent-adelson-family-from-preventing-dan-markels-parents-from-visiting-their-gr.html

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Comments

The Democrat's coverage on this story is actually pretty bad compared to some other outlets, here's a much better story on the same topic:
https://www.tampabay.com/florida-politics/buzz/2020/01/14/lawmakers-want-parents-of-murdered-professor-to-see-grandkids/

Posted by: anon3 | Jan 15, 2020 11:36:00 AM