Man Refuses to Pay for College for Child from Ex's Affair 😱

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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

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The Shocking Discovery

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Child Support and Resentment

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A New Family

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The College Dilemma

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Ex-Wife's Demands

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Standing His Ground

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The Ex's Fury

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His Response

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Sophie's Heartbreak

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His Explanation

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The Aftermath

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Additional Info

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His Treatment of Sophie

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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 😱

HeckinBeckin | HeckinBeckin

Compassionate advice for a tough situation. 🤝

Khanover7 | Khanover7

Sophie is the only victim here 😢 ESH, but empathy matters.

scarsandstories | scarsandstories

Compassionate response to tough situation for child of affair 😢

Race-Carr | Race-Carr

NTA for refusing to pay for child from ex's affair 😤

polkemans | polkemans

Ex's affair leads to unfair expectations for child. NTA.

fibonacci_veritas | fibonacci_veritas

Suggests DNA test to find daughter's biological father. 🤔

chadbelles101 | chadbelles101

Heartbreaking situation. Blame game won't help the child 😢

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Ex's affair child's college? NTA, actions have consequences 😊

Algieon | Algieon

Father refuses to pay for college for child from ex's affair. Commenters support his decision. 😕

NGGJamie | NGGJamie

Commenter sympathizes with daughter and calls out father's behavior 😔

throwaway034980234 | throwaway034980234

Commenter shares similar situation and questions state's laws. NTA.

tmchd | tmchd

Ex's affair leads to college payment dispute. YTA or not?

borisdarlink | borisdarlink

Clear boundaries set, ex's child not his responsibility. NTA 😊

Bug_a_boo_Mama | Bug_a_boo_Mama

Step up and be a decent father figure for Sophie 🤝

neverjuliet | neverjuliet

Divorce court is theft? 🤔 Redditors discuss marriage and money.

Rionat | Rionat

Sophie's dad should pay for college, NTA. 😊

virobacter | virobacter

Commenter thinks the man is the a**hole 🤬

Donattellis | Donattellis

Ex's paternity fraud hurts everyone, NTA for refusing college payment 😱

NomadicusRex | NomadicusRex

Man not obligated to pay for child from ex's affair 😱

CelastrusTrust | CelastrusTrust

NTA. Ex's lies and berating not your responsibility. Congrats on new family 😊

Yeppie123 | Yeppie123

Father refuses to pay for daughter's college after ex's affair 😱

alegria_a | alegria_a

Prioritizing the child is crucial, blood isn't everything. ESH 😱

01ga_n0rd | 01ga_n0rd

Not his kid, not his problem. NTA 👍

iamthirty | iamthirty

Let her bio parents pay 👍. NTA wins this one.

PheonixRising21 | PheonixRising21

Ex's affair child support duty done. NTA 😎

EnvironmentalSafe9 | EnvironmentalSafe9

Heartbreaking situation for the innocent child. ESH for the adults 😔

Flyingplaydoh | Flyingplaydoh

Father's refusal to support daughter from ex's affair receives EHS judgement

milkXtea | milkXtea

NTA - Not paying for child's college after affair 🤔

egone140 | egone140

NTA - Not paying for child from ex's affair 😱

youm3ddlingkids | youm3ddlingkids

Father refuses to pay for college for child from ex's affair 😠

ronswansoning | ronswansoning

Commenter calls out man for being a dick to Sophie 😒

QTlady | QTlady

Ex cheats and expects child's college paid for? NTA wins 👏

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Ex's affair child: NTA refuses to pay for college 😱

upthecreekwthnocanoe | upthecreekwthnocanoe

Confusion ensues over relationship with child in question 🤔

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👍 Mandatory paternity tests could prevent unfair child support payments.

FleshTearers | FleshTearers

Ex's child support demand for non-biological child is unfair. NTA 😠

It_is_I_DIO_ | It_is_I_DIO_

Commenter condemns cheating and shows no sympathy for cheaters. 😒

chrille85 | chrille85

Ex's affair, ex's responsibility. NTA for not paying college fees.

BenjaminaPugsington | BenjaminaPugsington

NTA defends himself against victim blaming in paternity case 😊

adambrashear | adambrashear

Debate on abandoning a toddler and being a colossal a**hole. 🤷‍♂️

Finesse02 | Finesse02

Father refuses to pay for child's college, but Sophie suffers 😔

Lisa2Lovely | Lisa2Lovely

Heartbreaking plea for love and acceptance from estranged daughter 💔

cheekykats | cheekykats

Heartbreaking situation, but NTA for not paying for affair child 😢

mlongoria98 | mlongoria98

NTA - Your money, your choice. You fulfilled your obligation.

ivi15 | ivi15

NTA for feelings, but Sophie is the real victim here 😢

Grannywine | Grannywine

Financial responsibility ends with child support. NTA 👍

jjsm00th | jjsm00th

Ex and man both suck for abandoning innocent child. 😢

The_devilslettuce | The_devilslettuce

🤔Debating who's the real a**hole in this messy situation.

bvbysix | bvbysix

Heartbreaking situation for Sophie, caught in the middle of parents' mess 😢

dont-stop-yee- | dont-stop-yee-

Not the a**hole. Ex's affair child's college not your responsibility 🙌

lizzyborden666 | lizzyborden666

Man rightfully refuses to pay for non-biological child's college tuition 👏

Everydaysceptical | Everydaysceptical

Heartbreaking situation for Sophie, but NTA for not paying.

FairyLightHappiness | FairyLightHappiness

Ex's affair child support debate sparks moral dilemma 🤔


NTA. Refusing to pay for ex's affair child is understandable 😱

ImAlreadyTracerBoii | ImAlreadyTracerBoii

Debating whether wife's knowledge of affair changes YTA verdict 😬

JPeteQ | JPeteQ

Acknowledging daughter's existence doesn't condone wife's infidelity. 🤝

Xylotophone | Xylotophone

Sophie's financial aid advice sparks hope amidst difficult situation 👏

voxam72 | voxam72

Ex had 16 years to save for college 💰, NTA 👍

Cynosure_light | Cynosure_light

NTA comment gets straight to the point 🤯

KingOfTheP4s | KingOfTheP4s

NTA. Mom should have saved for college fund 💰


Commenters joke about family tree in NTA response.

Dookie61 | Dookie61

NTA refuses to pay for child, ex-wife is manipulative AF 😱


Putting the child first should be the only priority 👍

DivinexxxComedy | DivinexxxComedy

NTA for not paying for college, but a light 'you're lesser form of a**hole' for not having a talk with Sophie earlier 🤷‍♂️

pmmeyourcarinsurance | pmmeyourcarinsurance

Curiosity about paternity test in midst of family drama 🤔

brovechkin19 | brovechkin19

Commenter calls out potential asshole in blunt statement 🤨

badhmorrigan | badhmorrigan

Commenter calls out father for abandoning child, gets backlash.

TheMynister | TheMynister

Compassionate comment suggests empathy for child caught in crossfire 😢

norcalj | norcalj

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