Unless you were married at the time your daughter was born, he does not have as many rights as he may think. Until the paternity of the child has been established by the courts, you are well within your rights to restrict his visitation. You may want to consult with an attorney in your area so that you can learn about your legal rights and responsibilities.
He needs to establish paternity in order to have rights as the “father”. Based on the facts you may want to retain an attorney and proceed from there.
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The other attorneys are directly on point. However, I would like to make one additional comment.Please remember that even though you are currently not receiving child support, your ex legally has not been established as the father of the child(unless you were married when child was born). Therefore, he has no rights to the child without him taking action. If you do chose to obtain child support, paternity will be established and he will most likely gain legally enforceable rights to the child. In any event, speak with a local attorney to be able to determine your options. Best of Luck.
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