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Yes, you may. While you don't have standing per se to bring suit, you can establish it by proving it is in the best interest of the child
. The Court decides on custody based on the rule of thumb of "best interest of the child." This includes, but is not limited to, general stability of the custodian, financial stability, indoctrination of the child in the current school and environment, household condition and living condition of the child, other persons living in the house, etc.
If you can show that you'd be a better custodian, the court might give custody to you over the dad.
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