Posted November 09, 2018 11:00:01 A former Florida woman has filed for divorce after her husband failed to pay child support.
Marilene Hodge filed the papers in Miami County Circuit Court on Monday, her first court date since the divorce in January.
Hodge’s attorney, John E. Cavanaugh, said he was surprised that she filed the paperwork.
He said it was unusual for a spouse to file for divorce in the state of Florida, where it is illegal for a divorced person to seek or obtain another marriage license.
Cavanaugh said the couple has a long history of financial difficulties and she had no idea that she had filed the divorce paperwork.
Cannon told The Associated Press he had never seen Hodge file for a divorce before.
He says he has seen several divorces in the past.
He said the divorce was based on a “very significant amount” of unpaid child support, including more than $100 000 for Hodge’s second child.
Cannon said his client is not a ward of the state, and has no custody of the children.
He did not know if she was being considered as a spouse for divorce purposes.
Hockley, who is married to a man named Joe Hockley and has two daughters, filed for an emergency divorce from her former husband in July.
He has been living with her parents and their daughters.
“She has never filed a divorce,” Hockleys attorney, Patrick Karp, said.
Hodge was living with Joe Hocksley and his daughters when he filed for the divorce.
She is now staying with her father in Jacksonville, Fla.
Cocks lawyer, Paul E. Broussard, said his firm had no record of a divorce in Florida.
He called Hodge “a wonderful, loving woman” who worked hard and contributed to her children.
“I hope she gets justice,” he said.