I'm trying to find out what needs to be done her mother ignores me I have no way to talk or see them. She's 4 now I missed to much of her growing up just need new steps to take for visitation
Your answer depends on a lot of factors. Have you legitimized your daughter? If not, that will be the first step in getting rights to your daughter. Hire an attorney to assist with this.
Was she born on wedlock? Were you married to the mother? If not, you will have to file a petition to legitimate your daughter before you can even ask to see her. Until this happens, you have absolutely no legal rights to your daughter. Of course if she was born in wedlock you would not need to legitimate her. Go see a lawyer to discuss this in person.
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There are a lot of factors to consider. You'll need to speak with an attorney. If the child was born out of wedlock, you'll need to file a petition to legitimate the child. You need to act quickly. As you stated, you've already missed out on a lot of her life. The longer you wait, the harder it will be for you to argue that you deserve any significant visitation with your daughter.
File to legitimize the child if you were not married to the mother when the child was born. Then you can request custody and visitation in the petition. Hire an attorney to represent you. Some charge flat rates for legitimation cases.
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