Situation is as follows: The mother has been sole carer for daughter her entire life. The father's last supervised visit was in a clinic at 8 months (6 months corrective) age and the visits stopped because father wouldn't attend after requesting the visits initially. The child is almost 7 now. Does the mother have any rights to gain full custody of children, without the father being involved as the well being of the child is at risk if provoked? The father has never paid child support on request for child's and mother's safety and well being. Can the father just choose to make himself known to the child? Is there any rights the mother has to stop him? No legal family court orders were ever put in place. It was also not an amicable separation between mother and father (domestic situation).