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You can ask the mother if she will allow her daughter to have a DNA test done. If she refuses, you can file a Petition to Establish Paternity with the Court and the mother will have to allow her daughter to have the DNA test done.
If paternity is established you can establish a relationship with your daughter and get regular visitation with her.
The mother can file a Petition for Child Support in order to establish an amount. In calculating the amount of child support the Judge takes the income of both parents in computing the amount of child support according to the Child Support Guidelines. If you do not pay the amount in the Child Support Order, the mother can file a Petition for Contempt and if the Judge finds you in Contempt of Court. The Judge has the discretion to put in jail anyone held in Contempt of Court.
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