When measured against United States Supreme Court decisions since 1968 and the newly evolved standards they embody in equal protection for illegitimate children, the Florida statute for the determination of paterntity is constitutionally infirm in three areas: restrictions on standing, statute of limitations, and its fixed schedule of support obligation. A review of current statutory and case law throughout the United States will demonstrate the urgent need for the adoption in Florida and elsewhere of the Uniform Parentage Act.
Susan E. Wills,
Paternity Statutes: Thwarting Equal Protection for Illegitimates,
32 U. Miami L. Rev.
Available at: http://repository.law.miami.edu/umlr/vol32/iss2/5