March 28, 2024 at 2:37 am

His Son Needs Dental Surgery, But He Refuses To Split the Costs With His Ex-Wife Because It Was Her Idea

by Matthew Gilligan

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When couples split up and there are kids involved, money issues can get ugly.

It’s just the way it goes!

And this guy asked the fine folks on Reddit what they think about his situation.

Let’s see what’s going on here…

AITA for refusing to pay for my son’s dental surgery?

“I’m divorced from my son’s mom and she took the easy way out on the financial arrangements.

This hasn’t been fair…

Basically I got stuck paying things that are certain like our sons’ private school and extracurricular activities where she’s responsible for their health insurance and medical bills and their manny.

She doesn’t pay much for coverage and our sons don’t need medical care. Until now…

This needs to be taken care of.

Our 8yo super cute son has a tooth growing from the roof of his mouth and it needs removed quickly.

It’s not a simple procedure because he needs to be put under anesthesia and we have to go to a pediatric oral surgeon (most oral surgeons will not do the procedure on a child).

We eventually found a very good pediatric oral surgeon and it’s going to come out to be $3,000.

It’s that much because dental insurance doesn’t cover much and an anesthesiologist is expensive.

It had to be paid half for an appointment and half day of the appointment.

My ex asked me if I was going half.

Think again!

I said NOPE.

This bill is your problem not mine. This is what you wanted, remember?

You spent the last few years with so little childcare expenses that you got used to it.

She went on to say that she doesn’t have that kind of cash laying around and it doesn’t make sense to put it on a credit card with interest rates.

He’s not budging.

I told her to go sell blood. I don’t care.

And yes, I actually budget my money and could pay all of it and it wouldn’t be that big of a deal.

She ended up having to take a loan from her credit union to pay for the surgery.

Our son was always going to get his surgery and there was no delay.”

Let’s see what folks had to say about this on Reddit.

This person thinks everyone sucks.

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Another Reddit user agreed.

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One individual shared their thoughts.

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This person shared what they think the real issue is…

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And one person said this guy is NTA and this is on his ex.

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I’m glad the kid is getting his mouth fixed up.

That’s all that matters, right?

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