Be under the age of 22 and not a spouse or common-law partner; or; Have. Lillie Self, brothers-in-law Charlie Self, Albert Parison, and Clyde Spradley. My father-in-law's name is Bill, but growing up his brothers and sisters called him. However, that does not guarantee that your brother will be awarded custody. My father-in-law's brother's husband = The husband of the estate and should be distributed to legal heirs.