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Good morning,It's an SAPCR -A "Suit Affecting the Parent Child Relationship." This is filed with the courts to determine child custody and visitation and can be filed by either parent. What he is telling you is he is going to seek custody or visitation through the courts since you will not allow him to pick up his child.
You have no legal obligation-if there is no custody/visitation order in place - to allow him to pick up your child, but it is unlikely, should he file, that he wouldn't be denied some level of visitation with the child. If he's had no contact or limited contact with the child up to this point, and given his drug and criminal history, I cannot see a judge granting him the right to pick up your child right off the bat. If he does file such a petition, you can always request that visitation be supervised at first or take place say at your home while you are present. You can also request -though it is entirely in a judge's discretion - that he take a drug test and show he is clean before any visitation is allowed.
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