My oldest child just started kindergarten at a private school. This was a decision that me and DH made that we want our kids to be in private school. We have 2 younger kids as well who are 3 and 6 months.
However, DH also has a child with his ex. This child is in 4th grade and goes to public school. His mother has been throwing a fit ever since she found out that our oldest (and the other two when they are old enough) is in private school but DH won't pay for private school for their son. He has offered to cover half of the tuition but she would have to pay the other half. This offer was made when SS started kindergarten and he told her the offer would be on the table if she changed her mind. Personally, I think this is a very generous offer because he already pays $1557 a month (over $18500 a year) in child support which covers almost half of her household bills even though she has another child with another ex.We know about her bills because part of the child support worksheet asks for all bills and monthly expenses to be listed, however, I don't know why because they are not taken into consideration. Anyway, tuition plus all fees plus 5 sets of uniforms is $7500 a year so half of that would be $3750 a year. She could easily take her half out of the child support and still have about $1250 a month in child support for the 1 child.
However, his ex doesn't want to do that, she wants us to continue to pay the child support that covers more then half of her household AND pay all of the tution.
I have no issue with him paying child support, it is a lot but it's a fair amount based on what he makes (it's a bit annoying that it supports more then half the household but there is nothing we can do about that). But it makes me so mad that every time any extra expense comes up, she expects us to just cover it 100%. Anytime SS wants to be in a sport, DH has to pay 100% or she won't let him be in, which is why DH pays for all of these things because he doesn't want his son's mom's greediness to cause his son to suffer.