2010 Florida Statutes
Statute of repose.
Statute of repose.—
Notwithstanding s. 95.031 or s. 95.11 or any other statute, an action or proceeding of any kind to vacate, set aside, or otherwise nullify a judgment of adoption or an underlying judgment terminating parental rights on any ground may not be filed more than 1 year after entry of the judgment terminating parental rights.
Except for the specific persons expressly entitled to be given notice of an adoption in accordance with this chapter, the interest that entitles a person to notice of an adoption must be direct, financial, and immediate, and the person must show that he or she will gain or lose by the direct legal operation and effect of the judgment. A showing of an indirect, inconsequential, or contingent interest is wholly inadequate, and a person with this indirect interest lacks standing to set aside a judgment of adoption.
This subsection is remedial and shall apply to all adoptions, including those in which a judgment of adoption has already been entered.
s. 18, ch. 73-159; s. 6, ch. 2000-188; s. 32, ch. 2003-58; s. 32, ch. 2003-154; s. 4, ch. 2006-265.