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Are there any custody orders in place?
Thanks for your patience as I looked into this for you. Even if a parent establishes paternity via DNA and by putting the father's name on the birth certificate, absent a court order setting forth custody and visitation, the biological father has no rights, so it is imperative to get a custody order. When establishing a custody order, the court will look to the best interests of the child, and to the current arrangement. So if the father has been actively involved, that will be viewed with favor by the judge. If the mother is not taking competent care of the child, that can result in the father being named primary custodial parent. Under the UCCJEA, a federal act governing child custody jurisdiction, the child's home state (where the child resides) has jurisdiction over child custody, child visitation and child support.
Here are the required forms; http://www.flcourts.org/core/fileparse.php/293/urlt/983a.pdf