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Kath
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You pay for childcare mainly so that mum can go out to work, have I got that right? And aswell as paying for childcare mum now wants you to pay her for loss of earnings should she be looking after her own children to help you do your job like you help her do her job? Sorry but she cannot have it all ways. She needs to show some flexibility and if you did go down the legal route that’s what the courts would expect from both of you. If she is not going to be flexible and work with you on these issues in your situation I would be taking the stance of only paying for the childcare that I need for my children and not covering the cost of childcare for my ex to go out to work. That would be something she would need to work out for herself. If she is on a low enough income she will be able to claim help towards the costs of childcare.

As far as you needing childcare for when you work away, like Red23 has said, call on family and friends to help out if you can.