I live in Illinois and the father of my 13 month old daughter was convicted of 2 felonies (burglary and residential burglary) when she was one month old. He will be released in December of this year after serving about 15 months and is threatening to file for custody of our daughter. Many people have told me that convicted felons cannot gain custody or visitation of a child. He is not on her birth certificate either. Which brings me to my next question- do i have to go to court to give him a paternity test? Again many people have told me that he can not request a paternity test without my permission. Thanks for the help!