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You have all the same rights as the mom! As soon as possible, with a custody attorneyperferable or without if you can't afford, you need to file a motion with the county family court where the child lives - a Motion for custody (possibly joint legal and/or residential, but if you think the child is best off living mostly with mom, then you seek liberal visitation with joint legal custody). If you are seeking residential custody, than you would also seek child support, but if the child will live with mom mostly, the Court will likekly order that you contribute financially to the support of your child, based on your respective incomes. If the mom won't admit you are the father, you will have to request the right for a paternity test as well, to prove you are the child's father - this shouldn't be a problem with the Court.
If you have to represent yourself, there are forms for just this type of thing at the Courthouse - ask the family court clerk and the nicer you are to them, the more likely they will be informative for you!
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