Today, a growing percentage of couples in the U.S. are having children out of wedlock. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, during 2012 nearly 41 percent of babies who were born in the U.S. were born to unwed mothers. For the fathers of these children, it's important to take steps to establish legal paternity.
As we all know, life is full of changes. New jobs and relationships -- or simply the desire for a fresh start -- can result in Florida residents wishing to pack up and move to different states. While most people can do this easily and at their own free will, the same is not true if a child custody order is in place.
Advancements in technology have allowed countless families in Florida and the rest of the United States to expand their families through in-vitro fertilization, surrogacy and other fertility options.