HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Father says he's still pa...
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 02:25 PM

Father says he's still paying child support for 3-year-old son who died 25 years ago

Father says he's still paying child support for 3-year-old son who died 25 years ago

DETROIT (WXYZ) - Lional Campbell's son, Michael, passed away at the age of three from acute meningitis.

"It took a lot out of me," says Campbell who is from Detroit and now lives in Kentucky. And it's that distance that is making even more difficult for Campbell to wage a fight with Wayne County Friend of the Court over child support that Campbell says he is still paying for Michael.

A spokesperson for the Friend of the Court says no one ever notified them of the boy's death until Campbell began asking why he still owed child support in 2011 for a child that was deceased by the age of 3.

For years, Campbell never questioned paying child support to Friend of the Court because he thought the money was for what he owed for an older son he fathered with Michael's mother.
...

Believing his payments, that included arrearages, should have ended by now, Campbell asked why the payments had not stopped.
...

Campbell says even clerks at the Friend of the Court have been baffled.

"The lady said 'how you owe on a child been dead 23 years?' I said I don’t know and she said we’ll do another audit".

http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/father-says-hes-still-paying-child-support-for-3-year-old-son-who-died-25-years-ago#ixzz2L5kYcOxb



4 replies, 1260 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 4 replies Author Time Post
Reply Father says he's still paying child support for 3-year-old son who died 25 years ago (Original post)
The Straight Story Feb 2013 OP
liberal_at_heart Feb 2013 #1
msanthrope Feb 2013 #2
lumberjack_jeff Feb 2013 #3
Demo_Chris Feb 2013 #4

Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 04:18 PM

1. even the most stringent laws only have people pay child support until 21

why would this person be paying child support for someone that would be 28 had he lived? This story sounds fishy to me.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to liberal_at_heart (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 04:37 PM

2. Arrearages. Also, some children need support throughout their lives. nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to liberal_at_heart (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 05:54 PM

3. Some fathers are ordered to pay child support long after the child became an adult.

... because of a disability.

Oddly, this is an obligation that doesn't exist if the parents are married.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 07:31 PM

4. Perhaps the money goes to the state and they were happy to keep collecting? n/t

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread