Hi, I am a first time mom and am currently 21 weeks pregnant. The baby's father knows the child is his and only wants to be involved with the child if we are together as a couple. He actually broke up with me because we were in a long distance relationship, but as soon as I mentioned child support, he wanted to work things out. He makes minimum wage, so it's not like I would be getting much (about 200/month). I do not want him to have visitation until he takes parenting classes and the child is not around his parent's home. He leaves with his parents. His dad is an alcoholic and is abusive towards his mother when he drinks. He has stated in the past that 200 dollars would "support one life and ruin another" I do not want my child around a boy and he is obviously NOT a man. I can support the child by myself, but extra money would always be better. Especially because he would also be responsible for the medical insurance premium. I grew up in a messy custody battle and will not put my child through that.
Would the benefits of child support really be worth the possibility of him being granted visitation?