What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? Maryland
I have an 18 month old daughter. Her father and I were only together a short time. His name is not on the birth certificate but legal paternity has been established and he does pay child support. He has a long history of drug and alcohol abust but currently seems to be cleaning up his life.
His family wanted to be a part of her life and now so does he. I (informally--non court appointed) agreed to supervised (by his family) visitation 1 day a week, every other Saturday (during the day only) and a few hours Thurday afternoons.
My questions are: What are his legal rights to visitation and custody? If I need to cancel a day with them am I legally obligated to let them make it up? Can he petition for legal visitation or custody? What is the likelihood he would be granted these rights? Will his drug abuse factor in to the judges decision? Do I currently have the legal right to make all the rules regarding his visitation, ie: when, where, supervised or not?