Before he can take custody, you can challenge paternity
and get the court to order a DNA test. Additionally, based upon his non-involvement/non-interest in the child to this point, this would be your argument in your defense to his attempt to take custody of the child. At this point what you really need to get an attorney to represent you and file the child support action as well. If the father has not been active in the child's life it is not likely the court will grant him any custody and would likely only grant him limited visitation at this poin. You would raise the abandonment and non-payment of support issue also in your defense.
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