Twins - Not!!!

by G. Young
(Atlanta, Ga)

My husband is paying support for "twins" that he's never seen. The state conducted a blood test on one of the mothers other children, and not on the children in question. Of course it came back negative, but they never released that info to him nor filed the results with the court. He was verbally told by social workers and support reps at the time, the kids were his and either pay or go to jail. So he signed thinking they knew best and he's not one to challenge authority. Long story short, I'm his second wife and a private detective and I smelled a rat hiding in the paperwork of the "agreement" with the state.

Come to find out one child *may* be his but the other is definitely not a twin, paternal, maternal or otherwise. One is white and the other is black and they are more than a year apart in school.

Therefore, he is a victim of paternity fraud but can't prove it as the mother (who he hasn't seen in over 12 years) cannot have the state finding out she lied in court (3 times) to obtain double child support and welfare payments she didn't deserve. And with a total of six children by God knows who, she seemingly was receiving under the table payments from many men, living with her mother but filling out paperwork stating she was living alone, and working when she said she wasn't, and lastly, living with her "fiance" which was in violation of state guidelines. Now all but one are over 18 and the state is telling us we should just go ahead and pay the other $60,000+ they have on the books (calculated until he's 102 years old) and not challenge them in court with the children being emancipated.

When we first found out about what had happened (6 years ago), it was the state and not the mother who blocked the release of info for an attorney to review as they wouldn't release the file copy even when requested through the Freedom of Information Act.

We're not the only person in Georgia paying support to a non-bio-child. And Georgia is not the only state that this is happening in one form or another.

How about a CLASS ACTION suit? This would be a history-making, unprecedented presentation for an attorney. Especially several fresh out of Law School eager-minded high IQ types trying to make a name for themselves. Any takers?

Any advice?

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