I have a nine month old daughter. Her father and I have not been together in months and now he is in prison for the next 7 to 10 years. I want full custody of her as soon as possible to avoid having to deal with it/ him when she is older. I called a lawyer and he told me that it was a waste of my money to do it now...but didn't really explain why except for something to do with him getting visitation when he gets out. I don't want him to have visitation, Im not asking him for any child support. I just want sole legal and physical custody and her last name to be the same as mine. What should I do?
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