I am currently 4 months pregnant. I am dual citizen of Brazil and the US (Brazilian mom, American dad) and the father of my baby is a US citizen. We've never been married and on and off for 4 years. After he found out I am pregnant he wanted me to have an abortion, because I chose not to, he keeps threatening to take the baby away from me after he is born and my life has become an emotional hell. My family thinks its best for me to have the baby in Brazil where I will have emotional and financial support for while. I plan on staying in Brazil only for a few months after the baby is born, maybe a year. So I guess my question is, when I come back to California with my baby and with full custody in hands, will the father have any chance of gaining custody here in California? or visitation rights given that the baby will be a Brazilian born, although he will be a dual citizen as well? Or will he have to go to Brazil and ask for rights there? Which country will have jurisdiction over my child to change the full custody order I will be bringing from Brazil?
I dont want a penny from him, so child support is not an issue.