Is This Dad Wrong For Charging His Ex To Babysit Their Daughter? The Internet Says No

Co-parenting after a separation can be challenging and chaotic. It often takes time to sort out what system will work best for everyone involved. Even once families have a system in place, sometimes all it takes is one minor inconvenience to send the whole plan crashing down.

That’s what happened to one Reddit user who went to the popular r/AmITheA**hole thread to ask the community whether he was in the wrong for asking his ex-partner to pay him for childcare services. Of course, there’s a bit more to the story…

They Have An Existing Custody And Child Support Agreement

The post starts by explaining that the man has “a custody and child support agreement” with his ex-partner, for their 5-year-old daughter. The agreement “has been unchanged for the past 3 years,” since the couple broke up.

Small child holds stuffed whale toy in front of face
Photo Credit: cottonbro / Pexels
Photo Credit: cottonbro / Pexels

He goes on to say that he has always strictly adhered to the agreement “to the tee.”