Quoting Gina♥:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Mrs.Mud:</b>" Well then I guess just collect your $10 checks ... [snip!] ... have "rights" to her. He never petitioned the court so he never got any. Child support isn't an admission ticket to your kid."
Well, right... cuz your ex never petitioned the court so you got lucky. But if this guy wanted to, he could get visitation (if he wasn't incarcerated, obviously). Parents that pay child support have the right to visitation. Since he is in prison and is going to be there for a long while, I guess I'd take what I could get and not worry about it.