My ex wife has decided to use a babysitter instead of using the childcare program that we've been using for years. There's no good reason why she has decided to do this. The costs of the childcare program was $15 total and babysitter is around $40. I even offered to pick up and watch my kids for that period of time that she needs instead of incurring additional costs. It's my feeling that these courts will just allow her to do whatever she wants and I'll have no say. It doesn't seem fair.
If you have an Agreement/Order that includes a right of first refusal, she is supposed to offer up that time to you first before hiring a babysitter. As far as choosing between a cheaper / more expensive option and switching from a program that the kids have been in for a couple years, unless there is some prohibition in your Agreement/Order, she is free to do this. If she is asking you for additional support for the additional cost I would suggest discussing the facts of your particular situation with an attorney to determine your best course of action.
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