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Dated law hurts father, takes away his parental rights in Florida

Imagine a law that takes away your right to raise your child before you ever get a chance to hold him. That's what this man is dealing with in Florida. The biological father of a child in Florida has reached out to the news after he claims that Florida laws are stripping him of his paternal rights. He lives only a few streets away from his son, but he claims he has no idea what he looks like.

Does Florida have laws restricting who can get married?

In Florida, there are age requirements that you must meet if you want to get married. For example, the minimum legal age for any person to get married is 16. If you are 16 and want to get married, both you and your partner must have parental consent to do so. Parental consent isn't always required, though, in special circumstances. For instance, if your parents have passed away, you will not need consent.

Unmarried and raising a child: What you should consider

Raising a child together when you're not married comes with its own complications. For instance, you'll need to choose your child's last name and make sure both your names are on the birth certificate to become legal parents to your child.

New Year's resolutions during divorce

While most people are starting the new year with goals to lose weight, get a better job or eat healthier, those who are going through divorce may be simply trying to survive the stress of separation. This may not be the best time to make other big life changes in areas such as your career, but it can be a great time to evaluate how you are doing mentally, physically and emotionally and make some goals that will help you improve those areas and get through divorce. Here are a few ideas for resolutions from that can help you now as well as in the future.

Couple faces charges after fleeing with daughter in Florida

When you're at odds with the courts, the last thing you should do is take the law into your own hands. Child custody arrangements are taken very seriously, because the child's life is of the utmost importance to the courts. If the court orders you not to leave the state, you should not leave the state.

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