Wednesday, May 3, 2006

Florida Legislature Considers Bill to Allow Paternity Challenge at Any Time during Minority – Relieves Obligor of Support Obligation

The Florida House passed a bill last week 96-17 that allows a child support obligor, who discovers at any point during a child’s minority that he is not the biological father, to be relieved of a support obligation.  Current Florida law, which is similar to that in many other states, allows the paternity of a child to be challenged only in the first two years of a child's life.  Opponents of the measure argue that the legislation disregards the well-being of a child and promotes family instability.  The measure now moves to the Florida Senate. Source.  Paige St. John, Tallahassee Democrat, Tallahassee.com.  To read the complete story, please click here (last visited May 3, 2006, reo).

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