Quick backstory: My brother is a useless druggie that has a long criminal record of theft and other random shit. He gets caught finally and put into prison for a couple of years. He gets out Nov 2007. He swears to me that he has learned his lesson. I , like an idiot, believe him. I tell him that under a "trial and error" basis he can come live with me. He can relax the first month but in Dec he has to start looking for a job and paying his share of the bills. He agrees. He also goes on this "I am ready to be a dad" kick. Mind you, he knocked up a girl before he goes into prison; I find out about my new nephew; I take an active role as aunt. He starts off good. Well. The beginning of the new year shows up. My brother shows signs of using again, has a drug dealer of a girlfriend, and still no job. His son's family has restricted us from seeing him because my brother is a dumbass. Then my brother decides to move out with his new druggie girl, goes out, and robs her work (she assisted). He stabs 2 of the workers, almost killing one. I get home, found out about the robbery because 9 cop cars are waiting and surrounding my home. Fast Forward to present. My brother is in prison. He is sentenced to 20 years. I refuse to talk to him. I have rebuilt a trust and relationship with my nephew and his mother's family. I have NOTHING to do with my brother. I get a call from my half sister stating that my brother wants to talk to me because he apparently has "changed". He's getting his GED, going to church, and that he is working on getting an early release date. Using the same shit as he had before, except for now he is going to marry the bitch that helped with the robbery AND he wants full custody of his son. I do not agree with this situation. He has been sending letters to his son's mom, trying to gain her "trust". He found out that she is still living at home with her mom and step dad but they are losing their house in June. Now he wants my sister (who isn't allowed near our nephew because she always fights with his mom .. another long story ) to go and get custody of his son and then when he gets out, he wants her to sign over custody to him. I absolutely refuse for any of this to happen and I want to know if it is even possible that this can happen? I alerted my nephew's mother about the plans because I felt she needed to know. I feel that my nephew shouldn't be allowed to live with my brother nor my sister because A) My sister's new husband is a "recovering" drug addict (who has fallen off the wagon 2 times this past year) B) My brother is a thief and a drug addict and a 2 time felon. Now because I am listed as next of kin (officially since last month) and if anything were to happen I would get sole custody of my nephew, Can my sister really take custody then sign it over to my brother? Cliffs: My brother is a 2 time felon and druggie, says he is "cured" (in a sense) and is working on an early release date. Wants our sister to nab custody of his son then turn it over to him when he gets out.