Ashley - posted on 01/11/2013 ( 34 moms have responded )
Ok, I really need to know if I am wrong in what I am doing or not? My son's father was extremely abusive to me- physically, mentally, emotionally, etc. I finally walked away from the relationship and moved in with my parents until I got back on my feet. His dad now gives me what he can for money. I have never denied him access to see his son and his son knows who he is. He would show up and ask to see him when it was convenient for him and keep him for an hour if that. Now my ex wants to take him overnight. Here is the problem. My ex also lives with his family. I know there is drugs and alcohol in that house. Every one of them has a criminal record and his sister is currently on probation for assault. I told my ex I have no problem with him seeing his son, but I don't want my 3 year old in that type of environment. He screams at me everyday that he is paying for a child he doesn't see. I told him I'm not denying him complete access, but I want my son in a stable environment. I am currently waiting for my lawyer to finish filing paperwork to grant me primary custody. Am I wrong in trying to protect my child?