Hello to all. I am new to this forum. I have a situation that I could use insight with. I am married(in Catholic Church). My wife is divorced(Justice of peace marriage) from a Baptist and has a 4 year old baptized Catholic with him with joint legal custody. He has every other weekend, altering holidays and a month a year. He has requested more time. The law will not allow this so he needs his mother’s permission and we only want what is best for the boy. Some problems with this:
- He hates catholics and wants his son to be protestant
- The young boy is a great child with no issues, happy, loves his mom, advanced in his speach, reading an math. We feel if it isn’t bkoken don’t fix it.
- He really hates going there for reasons not well known. He cries and fights going and is ecstatic upon returning.
We want what is best for him but we feel our best chances of him being Catholic is to maintain this current plan. He is fine in all aspects of life and change brings little benefit to him but the possibilities of negative impact is there. Will denying his request be in the child’s best intrests? Thank you all for your input.