My question involves restraining orders in the State of: Pennsylvania/NY . My daughter is 7 years old and she comes to visit me in the summer and tells me that she doesn't want to go back to NY where she resides with her father. I proceeded to ask her why and she tells me that she get beat to the point where she get bruises on her bottom and can not sit by her father and that the girlfriend grips her arm so hard that sometimes she leaves scratches on her arm. I ask her if she wants to live with me she tells me yes. But her father had mentioned to her that if when she is with me and she goes to a court house and tell them she want to live with me that "he will beat the shit out of her". My daughter if terrified to go back to NY. She was hyperventilating while telling me this. He father coaches her on what to say to the counselors. She's told me she's gotten in trouble by her father for telling them how she felt. So she lies to them cause her father makes her. Shes also mentioned to me she's witnessed her father cheating on the current girlfriend with the old girlfriend and her father telling her to not say anything. She said she's witnessed her father beat on his girlfriend. I'm just wanting to know if there is anyway we can get a restraining order aagainst him and for me to get custody of her?