Jenifer - posted on 04/29/2015 ( 11 moms have responded )
I'll start with a brief history of my child's biological father and I's relationship. I had known him a week and got pregnant, so tried to make a relationship with him for the child's sake. While pregnant he was physically, emotionally, and sexually abusive. I don't honestly know what made me stay, but I did. He would leave for weeks/months then show up again, even after my child was born he did the same. When my little one was 3 months old be threw him across the room at me. He would also hit me while I was holding him, at 5 months he threatened to kill both of us so I went and got an order of protection for 2 years. After the op expired, which was a year ago, he didn't try to make any contact with me or my child. It has now been 3 almost 4 years since he has seen my oldest son and I have been in a relationship for the last 3 years with the man who my son knows as dad. The biological father now wants to take me for joint custody. My question is does the biological father have any rights to my child and will he be awarded visitation rights? I am scared that he will get some kind of rights to my child, I am only trying to think of the best interest of my child since he does not know his biological father.