Chapter 751 of the Florida Statutes allows for extended family members to obtain temporary custody of children in very specific situations. These can be when the parent is unfit, unable to care for a child, deceased, or other circumstances. Florida law also provides which types of extended family members are permitted to ask, or petition, the court for temporary custody. This area of law is very specific, and can be contested by the biological parent. It is best to consult with an attorney who is experienced in this area of law, as they can review and analyze your case with you, and provide the guidance and assistance you need in order to have the best chance of prevailing in this type of action.