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As long as you have not named this young man on the birth certificate of your child, then you have every right to continue to look after your daughter as a single parent. If you have named this young man on the birth certificate and he has decided to fight you for this child (or hasn't said a word yet) it is best you get sole custody and be sure the courts realize he has been an unsupportive father and has not paid child support. If he has been paying child support and neither of you have custody this could be a problem and he may fight you in court for his rights.

After establishing paternity a biological father can petition the court for custodial or visitation privileges regardless if he has been placed on the birth certificate. The child support issue will only be addressed after such action has been implemented or if the birth mother files for support or public assistance.

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Q: Do you need to get full custody if no paternity is established and you have no child support and have not had any contact for almost a year with him?
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