Forced to pay Arkansas Child Support though I'm not the father
by Harry Stanley
My ex-wife of many years ago had a daughter I knew nothing about until she was about 2 yrs old. I paid the child support for my daughter, who is now almost 19, moved out of her mother's home, out of state, and is married. A couple years after my daughter was born, this woman got pregnant again. Obviously, she has no idea who the father is, and so, in her convenience, she put my name on the birth certificate, without my knowledge of any of this, then went to child support and named me as the father.
Arkansas refuses to do a DNA test, they state that any woman can name any man the father, and now they want me to pay for a medical insurance policy on the boy even though I am not only not his father, but unemployed = not by choice I might add on the unemployed part. Arkansas child support laws are in human. Does this child not have the right to know his REAL father? Should she be allowed to simply name anyone as the father because she isn't sure WHO the father was. (I was two states away = I assure you it was not me!) And yet, she can lie to the courts, get away with it, and they do nothing to her, but continue to come after me! I love my daughter, and in her lifetime have seen her one time. In that time I found out that her mother never told her I had been paying the child support all those years, my daughter has a very low opinion of her mother, and has told the family that I am not the father, but bragged that she can get support from me!
They (State of Arkansas) tell me to hire an attorney. I am in Kansas taking care of my mother who is ill, and do not have the money to hire an attorney? What would you do? I'm fighting a losing battle! If you have any suggestions - please email me = email@example.com - I need help! I never once refused to pay the child support for my daughter, but its not right I should pay for a child that I've never been a father to, or am I by blood the father of this child. He doesn't even look like me. My daughter on the other hand, there is no doubt she is my daughter. So please, I'll take any help I can get!