Underage father rights

Submitted by Robram06 on Mon, 03/12/2012 - 22:49

So my girlfriend and I are seventeen with a two week old baby. My girlfriends mom will not let her come to my house and says she is legally responsible for the baby as well as my girlfriend. She said I legally have no right of visitation. What rights do I have, if any? Is what she saying true or is she being an unreasonable control freak? Am I as helpless as she says and have no rights? I pay for or supply at least half of the babies' expenses, if not more. Any usefull information?