Man Refuses to Attend 'Son's' Funeral, Sparks Outrage 🌩️

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Imagine this: You discover that your newborn son isn't biologically yours. The marriage crumbles, and you part ways with your wife, but not before being legally bound to pay child support. Years pass, and you've had no contact with the child. Then, one day, you hear the tragic news of his passing. Would you attend the funeral? This is the moral conundrum one man found himself in. 🤷‍♂️

The Unwanted Fatherhood 👶🚫

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Bound by Law, Not Love 💔⚖️

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The Unanswered Calls 📞🚫

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The Tragic News 💔🕊️

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The Funeral Dilemma ⚰️🤷‍♂️

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The Furious Ex-Wife 📞😡

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The Painful Accusations 🗣️💔

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The Unyielding Stance 🕊️🚫

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The Aftermath 📞💔

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The Moral Question 🤔

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The Final Dilemma 🎭

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A Father in Name Only? The Funeral He Didn't Attend 🎭

In a tale that tugs at the heartstrings, a man finds himself in the crosshairs of public opinion for his decision not to attend the funeral of a boy he was legally bound to, but never knew. Despite being the boy's legal father, he had no relationship with him, and felt no obligation to attend the funeral. His ex-wife, however, saw things differently, accusing him of being a terrible human being. Caught between his own convictions and the wrath of his ex, the man is left questioning his decision. Let's dive into the internet's take on this emotionally charged situation. 🌐🔍

NTA. Grief can make people do weird things. Understandable situation.

Fantastic-Focus-7056 | Fantastic-Focus-7056

NTA. Paying child support for someone else's child is f**ked up 😱

Claw_- | Claw_-

NTA - Ex lied about son's paternity, no obligation to attend funeral 🙅

Alert-Potato | Alert-Potato

Outrage over man refusing to attend 'son's' funeral. NTA. 💔

Reasonable_racoon | Reasonable_racoon

Heartbreaking situation with absent father, no good ending in sight 😢

Prechrchet | Prechrchet

Engaging comment: NTA. Funerals are for comforting the living 🙌

rmric0 | rmric0

NTA refuses to attend 'son's' funeral, sparks child support debate

Brit_in_usa1 | Brit_in_usa1

NTA. Unavoidable fallout: ex's affair, blame, and consequences of actions. 👍

Summoning-Freaks | Summoning-Freaks

NTA. Don't worry about your ex's grief, focus on yourself 🙌

Embarrassed-Bridge-8 | Embarrassed-Bridge-8

NTA: Not your child, not your responsibility. Let it go.

Dookwithanegg | Dookwithanegg

NTA: You're not responsible for someone else's poor life decisions 👏

Lekjovic | Lekjovic

Ex's betrayal sparks justified anger and parental responsibility debate. 👏

Queen_Aurelia | Queen_Aurelia

NTA: Funeral attendance debate sparks fiery phone berating 📲

TCGislife | TCGislife

NTA but your ex sure is! She cheats on you, puts your name on the birth certificate to ensure you are legally on the hook for payment, actually GETS $ from you all these years for a child that you BOTH know you morally shouldn't have to pay for, and then has the nerve to call you up and gripe that you didn't show for the funeral??? While I am truly sorry she lost a child, if there is a bright side to this for you, at least your child support payments for a child that isn't yours now stop immediately. 😱

leslielaughs | leslielaughs

NTA. No relationship with child, move on. 🙌

ilovesharks101 | ilovesharks101

NTA. You were not his father why would you attend? 🙄

MissDoneWithThisShit | MissDoneWithThisShit

NTA. You're not a shit human being. 🙌

Lacroix24601 | Lacroix24601

🤔 Controversial trend of assuming paternity without DNA testing sparks debate

WriteAnotherWoods | WriteAnotherWoods

NTA. Compassion wins in the face of tragedy. 👏

VonBeegs | VonBeegs

No genetic bond, no funeral attendance. 🙅

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Outrage over unfair child support ruling after cheating scandal. 😡

Ambitious-Progress31 | Ambitious-Progress31

NTA: No reason to have a relationship after *her* child's death 😭

Servantofbosco | Servantofbosco

NTA. Attending funerals is about supporting loved ones left behind 💜

MNVixen | MNVixen

NTA. Commenter expresses relief and justifies not attending funeral.

dart1126 | dart1126

NTA - Attending the funeral would have been awkward and disrespectful 👍

MrsBarneyFife | MrsBarneyFife

NTA: Ex cheated, lied about child, you're not obligated. 🙌

WornBlueCarpet | WornBlueCarpet

Debate over mandatory DNA tests sparks heated discussion 👀

strawhatluffy1234 | strawhatluffy1234

NTA. She cheated, trapped you with someone else's kid. 😱

Icantcommit4 | Icantcommit4

NTA. Exposing the truth about the mother's deceitful actions 🤯

AttemptedAdult | AttemptedAdult

NTA: Ex's funeral expectations show lack of understanding and connection 🙅

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NTA - Ex's lies caused misunderstanding, you're not obligated to attend 🙅

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NTA. You got screwed into paying child support. Raise hell at his dad, not you. 💪

TheBenLuby1 | TheBenLuby1

Outrage as man refuses to attend 'son's' funeral 🌩️

Knittingfairy09113 | Knittingfairy09113

NTA, collateral result of ex-wife's actions. Assholes frame punishment.

MackeralSky | MackeralSky

👏 NTA. No need to attend a funeral for a non-child.

bab_101 | bab_101

NTA, but watch out for her slandering you on Facebook! 😳

Demonic_God_of_OwO | Demonic_God_of_OwO

NTA. Ex blames you for loss, better to stay away. 🙅

diskebbin | diskebbin

NTA. Ex-wife's fantasy dad story is f**ked up. She's a bad person 😠

Gingersnapp3d | Gingersnapp3d

NTA - No obligation to care for someone else's child. 🤷‍♂️

TinyWoodElf | TinyWoodElf

Commenter shares personal experience and supports OP's decision. 💪

st4le-ch3eze | st4le-ch3eze

Man refuses to attend 'son's' funeral, sparks outrage 🌩️

openskulltrip | openskulltrip

Outrage over unfair child support laws. Mind-boggling situation 😱

tangerine-trees- | tangerine-trees-

NTA. Escaped a horrible person and a**hole ex. Good riddance! 💯

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Ex's guilt misplaced on you, but don't let it consume you 😔

upthecreekwthnocanoe | upthecreekwthnocanoe

NTA, absent father sparks outrage by refusing to attend funeral

Alternate_chaos5150 | Alternate_chaos5150

Uncle's funeral obsession sparks outrage and disbelief 😱

GrizeldaLovesCats | GrizeldaLovesCats

NTA - Legal system screwed you, not his father. Kind response.

RedditDK2 | RedditDK2

"NTA. Tragic situation, but not your responsibility. Support her."

MistyNovember | MistyNovember

NTA: Mother projecting her own mistakes onto her son. 🙅

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NTA: Disrespect accusation sparks outrage. Who's in the wrong?

jenniw3g | jenniw3g

She should ask the real father. NTA 🙏

hnug2 | hnug2

"Birth certificates are not holy scripture; they can and should be changed to reflect reality." 💚

Skippy2716 | Skippy2716

NTA. Absent father, grieving mother, and a funeral fallout 😢

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NTA- Left when he was young, screwed over for money. Move on 👍

thatonepersoniam | thatonepersoniam

NTA. Logic is warped. No relationship with non-biological 'son' 🙄

Mgsmaida | Mgsmaida

NTA: Woman blames others for her own choices. Hang up! 😷

iluvcats17 | iluvcats17

NTA. Ex's actions led to unrealistic expectations and unfairness. 👍

FlatAd7746 | FlatAd7746

Biological father absent, sparks debate on parental involvement 👨‍👦

Robie_John | Robie_John

No bond, no invite. 🚫

ok-fire-fighter-2266 | ok-fire-fighter-2266

Supportive comment, acknowledging the person's pain and offering understanding. 👍

asianingermany | asianingermany

NTA- Ex's mistake, not yours. No guilt for being absent. 👍

starwarschick16 | starwarschick16

NTA. Absolved of fatherhood due to her deceitful actions. 🤷🏻‍♂️

PeteyPorkchops | PeteyPorkchops

NTA: Ex cheated, no point arguing, just block and move on. 👍

HealthyBox5 | HealthyBox5

NTA. Messed up situation, but you did nothing wrong. Cut contact 📲

headalettuce5 | headalettuce5

Father refuses to attend 'son's' funeral, sparks outrage 🌩️

cultqueennn | cultqueennn

No positive memories or relationship, no role in the funeral. 🙅

d1scworld | d1scworld

Outrage over absent father who questions child's paternity 😱

2werd2live2rare2die | 2werd2live2rare2die

👨‍⚖️ Deceived into child support: A broken legal system 🚫

idrow1 | idrow1

NTA. Grieving mom's inappropriate anger sparks outrage. Block and move on.

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NTA. You were not the father, just a random ex.

NotYourMommyDear | NotYourMommyDear

NTA. Laws should protect men from paying child support for non-biological children. 💔

[deleted] | [deleted]

NTA. No bond, no connection. Ex's affair partner's responsibility. 🙅

Pale_Cranberry1502 | Pale_Cranberry1502

NTA for refusing to attend 'son's' funeral after paternity fraud 😒

seba_make | seba_make

Heartbreaking situation where a father refuses to attend his 'son's' funeral 😢

flax92 | flax92

Not the a**hole. What's the story behind this? 🤔

New-Consequence-6153 | New-Consequence-6153

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