JD - posted on 05/12/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )
I'm not sure if it varies from state to state, but I'm hoping to get some advice anyway. I live in a different state from the father of my 4 mo old daughter. He came to see her when she was born because I paid for most of his expenses and let him stay at my house. We split before I knew I was pregnant and if it weren't for my daughter I wouldn't have anything to do with him. He signed the affidavit of parentage, and he was just served w/ child support papers, but I'm not sure if I should still go for custody. He's not a horrible man (unless you're dating him), but I don't trust him w/ my daughter. When he gets mad he doesn't think logically and I'm afraid (and he's threatened it) he'll take her and run. He has a son w/ someone else that he doesn't use common sense w/ either and I don't want my daughter in harms way. Basically, since he's states away and he signed the affidavit, does that automatically mean I have full custody or do I still have to go to court for it. I don't want him completely out of her life if he's willing to actually try, but I want supervised visits only. What do I do?!