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The two of you can write and sign your own agreement that gives the father sole custody, and that will be enforceable. It's not necessary to file it with the courts, although he can if he wishes. Having the document notarized will help avoid a problem later. Any local attorney should be able to draft the agreement for a reasonable fee.
You can use this calculator to determine how much child support you might have to pay if you went to court. That can help you negotiate, and child support is something that would usually be included in the agreement.
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