My question involves a child custody case from the State of: West Virginia.
My child is almost 8 months old. Her father (from Iowa), whom I did not put on the birth cert., has never seen her and only communicates with me to start fights and threaten me, never even asks about the welfare of the child. He has never contributed financially and often threatens going to court but all his threats have been idle except for ordering a paternity test. He has no job, no car, and is an excessive abuser of alcohol. He is very inappropriate (language etc...) which I have evidence of. Every time he has asked about visiting I've made the child available but have made clear that they would be supervised, which he does not like. The last time he planned to visit he cancelled less than 24 hours in advance because he did not like the location where the visit was to take place (gave him a choice of 4 different locations).
I'm just wondering if/when this goes to court, what kind of custody/visitation should I be prepared for? Also, the paternity test came back positive, what should I be expecting now? Is there a hearing following the results, or does he need to initiate that?