Does a lawyer have the right to ask what your religion is when it has nothing to do with the situation?
My son is involved in a divorce and has four minor children. He is asking for 50/50 placement. A lawyer for the children was appointed (guardianship). My husband and I went to talk to her and discussed the situation and my son's relationship with his children. During the conversation there was no mention in any way about religion. As my husband and I were walking out the door, she suddenly asked if we were Catholic. Without really thinking about it I answered "No." After we were on the way home we started wondering why she asked us that. The main thought that we had was that my son's wife's father has become a deacon in the Catholic church. He and his wife had been to the lawyer to talk before us. We also found out that the lawyer is Catholic. There had been no reason in our discussion for this question to be asked and now we are very much concerned that religion is being considered with the recommendation she submitted. Her answer to me later when I asked her why she asked was that we seemed upset and that it is considered a sin for a Catholic to divorce. Yes, we are upset and just as much as a Catholic even though our religion does not consider it a sin. Was this question appropriate to be asked and what can we do about it?
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