39.521(3)(b) and 39.522(3) AND PERMANENT PLACEMENT WITH NON-OFFENDING PARENT-trial court erred by applying wrong statutory provision resulting in permanent placement of child with non-offending father without proper findings.

K.C. v. Department of Children and Families, 227 So.3d 783 (2017) Mother appealed the trial court’s order awarding permanent custody of her child to the non-offending Father by erroneously applying section 39.521(3)(b), Florida Statutes (2015), rather than section 39.522(3), although Mother had been diligently working on case plan with a goal of reunification. Section 39.521(3)(b) […]