A group of FAMU Law students in Orlando have drafted a bold and innovative bill regarding child support. The bill focuses on parents whose children have been removed from their care and provides a form of accountability for the parents.
It is estimated that every year in Florida over 18,000 children are removed from their parent’s home, the costs of which falls directly on the state and on taxpayers.
The students’ bill proposes that the parents of children taken into the state’s care would be required to pay for the cost of such care. It is not yet known if the bill is ready to be presented to the state legislature. However, in a Florida Child Custody Lawyer’s opinion it looks like it’s a good start in the right direction.