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Good morning. I certainly understand your situation and concern. Before he can even try and obtain custody of the child, he would first need to establish paternity. After doing this, he could then decide to petition/motion the court for visitation and/or custody, unless you and him can come to an informal agreement, outside of court. The Judge is always going to act in the best interest of the child and based upon the facts which you stated above, it sounds as though you have a strong argument to object to him having custody of the child and limiting him to only visitation. Moreover, you could seek to have child support court ordered, so he obligated to pay it. He is going to have to show the Judge that he can properly care for the child when he/she is in his care and custody and if that can not be done, the Judge may not order custody or even visitation, until he takes parenting classes. In addition, if he ever touches you again or threatens you, you need to call the police and file a report against him.
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