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

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

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.

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