i am from new york...my situation is as follows...i have a five year old born of wedlock...the father is on the birth certificate and we have signed a form of paternity...but the biological father has not been involved in the child's life since 1, who will be 6 soon. about 2 months ago i get word throught the grapevine that he wants to see his son etc. the reason he believes he has not seen the child is because of my new relationship i got in when my son was 1, which we are now married. but that is not true. i was not satisfied with his way of life and thought it was dangerous for my child to be around him. i moved with my husband and have never kept in touch with the biological father, except for any messages he might send once in a blue...well i started looking into his rights as recognized biological father and please correct me if i am wrong...he has the right to pick up my child in school, my home, stop me from relocating, and make decisions concerning my child. so i went for sole custody... the judge was very arrogant and wants the father served, i have no idea where he lives. anyway i felt i should have a strong case since he has never paid child support or been a part of my son's life to receive sole custody. i am due for another hearing and i want to know my rights his rights and what to do to get i guess my case stronger to receive sole custody. if you can give me advice and websites i could go to. because i have looked at websites, but i do not fall under some situations and they are not thorough. thanx, the worriest Littlest Angel.