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Did you file for support through the couts or through a local child support agency?
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Generally, once you have filed for support through a child support agency, they can also assist you in filing for custody/visitation. The family law facilitator in your county may be able to give you information about how to do this. The facilitator may also help you find someone in your area that will help you. Contact information for the family law facilitator for Orange County can be found here.
If the family law facilitator cannot assist you, and the father has signed a voluntary acknowledgement of paternity, you would have to file a Petition for Custody and Support of Minor Child(ren). The forms are available on the California court website here. If you have trouble with these forms/instructions or are uncertain as to which forms to use, contact the family law facilitator, as they are there to assist you in helping you determine what forms you need and can help you fill them out.
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