I would kindly recommend you retain a Family Law Lawyer ASAP to defend your rights. Your lawyer may recommend you "fight" his efforts to transfer the case from Oakland to K'zoo, but that decision is based on a myriad of factors, and I defer to your lawyer's discretion on that issue. Respectfully, if the father is somehow able to step up to the plate and become a decent dad, that would be the best result for your child -- you should try to facilitate this if at all possible (I realize a lot of this depends on the willingness of the dad to "shape up"). Please be sure to hire a lawyer, because litigating a custody case can be EXTREMELY complex. I wish you all the best of luck. Warmest regards, Matt Catchick.
The father of your child certainly has a right to "fight" for visitation. That doesn't necessarily mean that he'll be successful in his efforts, nor that he is an adequate parent, but the court will not estop him from filing his motion and bringing his argument before the court. Generally the courts will try to facilitate some amount of visitation, unless it can be shown that such visitation may be harmful to the child. In a situation like yours, I'd make efforts to have drug and alcohol testing and, if negative, minimal, supervised parenting time with his child. The more evidence you have about his previous failures as a parent, the less sympathy the referee and/or judge will have for his plight. As stated above, having an experienced family law attorney will be extremely important for you. Good luck.