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Yes, you can file for sole custody, and if you demonstrate that the father has not been involved at all in your daughter's life, then there is a very, very good chance that you'll win sole custody. Under these circumstances, I would not expect the father to be granted anything other than short visitations. If those short visitations are successful, then in time he can ask for more time with his daughter, and at some point in the future he may be granted visits every other weekend, but I believe that we are a long way off from that! He likely has no idea how to even take care of her, and as you pointed out, she doesn't even know him. Accordingly, he would not be granted anything even close to that right now.
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