Paul "Pauly D" DelVecchio reportedly wants primary custody of his five-month-old daughter Amabella and is pushing for Nevada to handle his custody case against baby mama Amanda Markert.

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The former Jersey Shore star wants Nevada to take on his custody case against the wishes of Markert, a former Hooters waitress and New Jersey resident who wants the case heard in her state, according to legal documents obtained by TMZ.

"Nevada judges are more likely to give the father custodial rights than Jersey jurists. In Nevada, there's a presumption that both parents should get joint custody. There is no such presumption in Jersey," the website reported, adding that DelVecchio would be okay with having joint custody if that ended up being his best option.

In addition, DelVecchio allegedly prefers Nevada over New Jersey considering he's currently living in Las Vegas and doesn't want to commute back and forth to numerous court hearings.

If DelVecchio gets his way and Nevada handles his case, he will likely pay more in child support. However, according to sources close to the deejay, DelVecchio would rather pay more money in the long-run if it makes his initial chances of gaining primary custody of Amabella better.

DelVecchio -- who also starred in his own The Pauly D Project spinoff series for one season -- had unprotected sex with Markert, 25, who was working as a VIP hostess when they hooked up in Vegas and she got pregnant, TMZ reported.

DelVecchio, 33, reportedly took a DNA test after Amabella's May 15 birth that proved the paternity. He allegedly believes Markert is an unfit mother and the pair "straight up hate each other."