Can my girlfriend lose custody of her child for living with a convicted felon? Let me start by describing my background. I have convicted of failure to re-deliver leased/hire property. What happened was I was engaged two years ago and was renting furniture and other items from a rent to own store, I came home one day from working out of state and found that my ex has wiped me clean took everything. I couldn't afford the payments by myself and I obviously couldn't give the items back so they filed charges on me. I knew I wouldn't be able to fight it so I was convicted and forced to pay back the money. Her ex is threatening her to take away her custody rights because she is dating me. Is this possible?