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My sons father and I split when I found out I was pregnant. He chose not to be involved in our child's life. Basically he gave me the option to get an abortion or raise our child on my own. I chose to keep my baby and move back with my family to my hometown. He's never met our son and has never tried either. My sons birth certificate says the father is "Unknown". My son is now 8 months old. If I file for child support, how will it work out? I don't want to split custody or have my son travel out of state. If that's the case then I'd rather not file for child support and continue raising my son as I have with the help of my family. If he is obligated to file child support, what options does he have? What rights will he have?