Imagine discovering that your youngest child isn't biologically yours, but rather the result of your spouse's infidelity. That's exactly what happened to a 50-year-old man who was forced to pay child support for a child that wasn't his. Now, his ex-wife is demanding that he pay for the child's college expenses, but he's refusing. The twist? He's willing to pay for his stepdaughter's college, who also isn't biologically related to him. Let's dive into this emotionally charged story. 😮
The Unraveling of a Family
The Shocking Discovery
Child Support and Resentment
A New Family
The College Dilemma
Standing His Ground
The Ex's Fury
His Treatment of Sophie
A Father's Dilemma: Paying for College
This man found himself in a tough situation when his ex-wife demanded that he pay for their daughter Sophie's college expenses, despite her being the result of an affair. He's refusing, stating that his legal obligation to Sophie ended when she turned 18. However, he's willing to pay for his stepdaughter Katie's college, causing his ex-wife to lash out. Sophie is left feeling heartbroken and excluded, but he insists it's not personal – he's just not her father. As Sophie becomes increasingly depressed, the blame game continues. But is he really at fault? Let's see what the internet thinks of this situation... 💬
Man refuses to pay for college for ex's affair child 😱
Compassionate advice for a tough situation. 🤝
Sophie is the only victim here 😢 ESH, but empathy matters.
Compassionate response to tough situation for child of affair 😢
NTA for refusing to pay for child from ex's affair 😤
Ex's affair leads to unfair expectations for child. NTA.
Suggests DNA test to find daughter's biological father. 🤔
Heartbreaking situation. Blame game won't help the child 😢
Ex's affair child's college? NTA, actions have consequences 😊
Father refuses to pay for college for child from ex's affair. Commenters support his decision. 😕
Commenter sympathizes with daughter and calls out father's behavior 😔
Commenter shares similar situation and questions state's laws. NTA.
Ex's affair leads to college payment dispute. YTA or not?
Clear boundaries set, ex's child not his responsibility. NTA 😊
Step up and be a decent father figure for Sophie 🤝
Divorce court is theft? 🤔 Redditors discuss marriage and money.
Sophie's dad should pay for college, NTA. 😊
Commenter thinks the man is the a**hole 🤬
Ex's paternity fraud hurts everyone, NTA for refusing college payment 😱
Man not obligated to pay for child from ex's affair 😱
NTA. Ex's lies and berating not your responsibility. Congrats on new family 😊
Father refuses to pay for daughter's college after ex's affair 😱
Prioritizing the child is crucial, blood isn't everything. ESH 😱
Not his kid, not his problem. NTA 👍
Let her bio parents pay 👍. NTA wins this one.
Ex's affair child support duty done. NTA 😎
Heartbreaking situation for the innocent child. ESH for the adults 😔
Father's refusal to support daughter from ex's affair receives EHS judgement
NTA - Not paying for child's college after affair 🤔
NTA - Not paying for child from ex's affair 😱
Father refuses to pay for college for child from ex's affair 😠
Commenter calls out man for being a dick to Sophie 😒
Ex cheats and expects child's college paid for? NTA wins 👏
Ex's affair child: NTA refuses to pay for college 😱
Confusion ensues over relationship with child in question 🤔
👍 Mandatory paternity tests could prevent unfair child support payments.
Ex's child support demand for non-biological child is unfair. NTA 😠
Commenter condemns cheating and shows no sympathy for cheaters. 😒
Ex's affair, ex's responsibility. NTA for not paying college fees.
NTA defends himself against victim blaming in paternity case 😊
Debate on abandoning a toddler and being a colossal a**hole. 🤷♂️
Father refuses to pay for child's college, but Sophie suffers 😔
Heartbreaking plea for love and acceptance from estranged daughter 💔
Heartbreaking situation, but NTA for not paying for affair child 😢
NTA - Your money, your choice. You fulfilled your obligation.
NTA for feelings, but Sophie is the real victim here 😢
Financial responsibility ends with child support. NTA 👍
Ex and man both suck for abandoning innocent child. 😢
🤔Debating who's the real a**hole in this messy situation.
Heartbreaking situation for Sophie, caught in the middle of parents' mess 😢
Not the a**hole. Ex's affair child's college not your responsibility 🙌
Man rightfully refuses to pay for non-biological child's college tuition 👏
Heartbreaking situation for Sophie, but NTA for not paying.
Ex's affair child support debate sparks moral dilemma 🤔
NTA. Refusing to pay for ex's affair child is understandable 😱
Debating whether wife's knowledge of affair changes YTA verdict 😬
Acknowledging daughter's existence doesn't condone wife's infidelity. 🤝
Sophie's financial aid advice sparks hope amidst difficult situation 👏
Ex had 16 years to save for college 💰, NTA 👍
NTA comment gets straight to the point 🤯
NTA. Mom should have saved for college fund 💰
Commenters joke about family tree in NTA response.
NTA refuses to pay for child, ex-wife is manipulative AF 😱
Putting the child first should be the only priority 👍
NTA for not paying for college, but a light 'you're lesser form of a**hole' for not having a talk with Sophie earlier 🤷♂️
Curiosity about paternity test in midst of family drama 🤔
Commenter calls out potential asshole in blunt statement 🤨
Commenter calls out father for abandoning child, gets backlash.
Compassionate comment suggests empathy for child caught in crossfire 😢