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Is the father listed on the birth certificate as the legal father?
Ok, then I am afraid that the police won't be able to help in a situation like this. The reason is that if he is on the birth certificate, then he is considered the legal father and would have exactly equal rights to the child as you have in the absence of any type of custodial order. So whichever parent has the child, they have a legal right to do so.
So you would have to file a formal paternity action in family court to have a judge put in a custody/visitation order establishing a fixed schedule for when the child would be with each parent. As part of that order, a child support order is also typically entered in favor of the primary custodial parent.
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I am sorry, but that is not correct. If he is on the birth certificate, then you have exactly equal rights to the child. If he wasn't on it, then he would have no legal rights at all.
That is why the police couldn't do anything..