Hello, I am the father of a 12 yo little girl. Her mother has custody of her. I get the standard visitation rights. Her mother was involved and living with a man that was a very abusive alcoholic. I knew bad things were going on over there, but never got a straight answer from the mother or my daughter. The sister of the mother had told me that a big fight had broke out over at there house and he had thrown an iron at my ex while my little girl was standing next to her. It came about 6 inches from hitting my little girl in the head. I asked my ex about it and she flat out lied and said it didn't happen. The sister and the mother and father of my ex said that it did happen. I threatened her and said if she didn't move my little girl out and away from him I was going to get the law, cps, and the courts involved and have her taken away. She moved out but continued living close by him. I told her I cannot tell her who she could date, but if you continue to see him you better keep him away from our daughter. She said she wasn't going to seeing him anymore. The Friday after Thanksgiving I went to meet her mother to pick my daughter up. Their was a guy driving my ex's car and I couldn't see his face. After we left I asked my daughter who was driving and she said with fear that it was that same guy. I was wanting to know if their is a way for me to get custody of my daughter? Someone told me that their is an ecclesiastical law that states that after a child turns 12 that the father gets full custody of the child. I was wondering if that is true, and if not, what could I do to get custody? Thank you!