I have a friend who does not live with his daughter or her mother. The father is also not on his daughter's birth certificate and does not pay child support for his daughter. He has told me that his daughter's mother is exposing her to inappropriate things and he believes that his daughter would be better off is she lived with him. However, this father has spent time in prison for domestic violence against his daughter's mother, and also has other criminal charges on his criminal record. He also owes a substantial amount of money in child support for one of his older children. Is it possible for him to get full custody of his daughter? If so, how difficult will it be, and what should be his first step?
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