My question involves paternity law for the State of: VA
Almost two years ago my wife had an affair with another man which resulted in a baby girl being conceived who is a year old now. After I learned of her conception I took full and complete responsibility as her father from the very beginning and loved her just like she was my own. Presently, the biological father knows about the baby girl and without a doubt knows she came from him. As hard as it would be if it came down to it, I am willing to allow my daughter to know her biological father so as not to cause her confusion or resentment as she matures into a woman, but only on limited and restrictive terms (i.e. supervised visits). I would rather this man have very little influence on my daughter's life so it would be very hard for me to leave my little girl alone with him without myself or her mom being present. Whether my wife and I stay together or not I will NEVER relinquish any rights to her, but my question is what legal rights could the biological father pursue and achieve to be a part of this little girl's life if he chose to? Any responses would be greatly appreciated.