Hello. If he applies to the court for visitation he should be able to get visitation rights every other weekend, several nights a week and some holidays so long as he had no criminal record or there is any other reason why the mother of the child can object to his visitation. Even if she objects and the court finds grounds in her objection the court will usually order supervised visitation at first and then expand it to unsupervised visitation as time progresses. The court will probably not permit a full six months custody at a time for a long time unless or until he proves himself capable of the responsibility.
If he goes to the clerk's office of the family court and asks for the paperwork to apply for visitation they should be able to give it to him and direct him to a legal aid lawyer that will help him with the paperwork at least.
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