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Man paying child support for child that isn't his seeking justice

Child support laws are written to represent the best interests of children. However, there are times when the law requires that a man pay child support even if the child is proved to not be his. New Jersey fathers who are being required to pay child support for children who do not belong to them may sympathize with an out-of-state man who is in a similar situation.

A man in another state recently proved with a DNA test that he is not the biological father of a child for whom he has been paying child support for the last 13 years. Unfortunately, there is apparently no way for him to obtain a refund of the money he has paid. In addition, according to the state's claims, he is also still responsible for the back child support that is owed, which comes to over $20,000.

While the man has been told that he will not be responsible for paying child support for the child in the future, the damage has already been done. He claims that the unnecessary payments have caused him undue hardships over the years. In fact, he claims that having his wages garnished for the support payments left him many times without food and electricity.

New Jersey child support laws are in place to ensure that single parents get the support needed to raise their children. However, in some cases, those same laws can leave people financially responsible for children that are not theirs. New Jersey residents who are paying child support for children who they believe are not theirs biologically can seek assistance from legal professionals.

Source: theroot.com, "Why Does This Texas Man Owe $21,000 in Back Child Support if the Child Isn't His?", Stephen A. Crockett Jr., March 25, 2015

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