File a request for order and request temporary custody orders.
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If you're not married, you first have to file a Petition to Establish Parental Relationship, and file the RFO for custody along with it. You can get help at the family law facilitator's office at your local courthouse.
If you were not married, you need to file a case with the court, which is called a paternity case. Also, filing a request for order for child custody and visitation allows the court to order a custody and visitation schedule. Waiting to file will most likely hurt your case. You should consider at least hiring a lawyer on a limited scope basis if you can't afford a fully retained attorney. Visit the self help center at the court if you can't afford any legal help.
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