Q: My son was born and PR and I live in Ny. never married. I am listed as father on birth cert. How do i get visitation
A: Being listed on the birth certificate isn't enough. You need to have an acknowledgement of paternity to be the "legal" father or a court order. If there is an acknowledgment all you need to do is file a petition for visitation in Family Court. If there is no acknowledgement, you have to file a paternity petition and then (or even at the same time) a visitation petition. [If the mother will agree to sign the acknowledgment and have it filed then you can just file for visitation after the acknowledgement has been signed and filed.]
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