A North Dakota couple that had come to Jacksonville seeking specialized medical help for their child at Wolfson Children’s Hospital are battling the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) after the agency took custody of their three young children.
According to First Coast News, when doctors in North Dakota couldn’t figure out what was wrong with the child, the parents flew out to Jacksonville with that child and with their two other young children to have the ill child treated at Jacksonville’s highly-rated children’s hospital. Read the rest »
The Jacksonville family law attorneys at Farah & Farah are following the movements of the Florida House of Representatives as a bill aiming to limit alimony payments wends its way through the legislative process.
The proposed bill (HB 231) would reduce the number of years an ex-spouse is required to pay alimony — essentially eliminating the concept of permanent alimony. Other aspects of the bill would cover reduction of alimony payments as an ex-spouse reaches retirement age.
The sponsor of the bill, Rep. Ritch Workman (R-Melbourne), said that he proposed the bill because he believes that people have a right to get divorced and then “move on with their life.” Read the rest »