Man Served Child Support Papers for Another’s Child

A man in Florida received a letter from police demanding that he pay back child support. The man questioned why he needed to pay support as the child in question wasn’t his own.

The Florida Department of Revenue is claiming that they are unsure why the man was served with paperwork. The man was initially served by police regarding back child support payment for a teenager born in 2003. The man began to question the mix up in January, and the mother of the child confirmed in early February that he was not the child’s father. It seems as though she didn’t even know the man who was served.

Paperwork given to the man show that he shares the same name as the biological father of the child, but the address on the paperwork was not his own. The department says they never asked that the man be served at the address police visited. No one can answer exactly how it ended up that the man was served, but he is obviously no longer being asked to pay.

The department will be taking action to ensure that the man’s address is removed from the system in order to prevent mix-ups in the future.

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About the Author
Andrew Nickolaou, Esq., B.C.S., is a founding partner at Bernal-Mora & Nickolaou, P.A. He practices almost exclusively in divorce, marital and family law. Andrew and his partner, Ophelia Bernal-Mora, Esq., B.C.S., joined forces in March 2016 to form the unique and boutique husband and wife family law team at Bernal-Mora & Nickolaou, P.A. Together, Andrew and Ophelia take a practical and team-based approach to all of their cases and clients to deliver the highest quality experience and representation.