This is my first post on the site as I am a new member as of today...
Needing advice on what to do with my situation that has been ongoing since my son’s
birth 15 years ago. I have read some articles recently about Paternity
Fraud, however not certain if my case falls into this category or not nor do I
know what I can do to reconcile this error.
Here is my predicament: I received
sole custody of my son 10 years ago who is now 15 in the State of Colorado,
however he was born in the State of Arizona where the issues are. When my son was born, his mother filed for
child support garnishment in the State of Arizona of which reached out to my
state (Colorado) who so kindly garnished my wages. There wasn’t any doubt in my mind the child
was mine and I still believe so without a DNA test, of which I waived the right
when I was served for child support by my state. I paid child support for 5 years without the
knowledge that my son’s mother falsely added her husband (at the time now divorced)
as the “Father” on my son’s birth certificate.
Supposedly, according to her ex-husbands story this was done to gain medical
benefits for my child without seeking benefits from me since I was paying child
support for the child.
When I gained custody of my son (long story that isn’t related to this one)
I received a copy of his birth certificate and found out that I wasn’t listed
as the father. 10 years later I am still
unable to change this document even with Colorado state court documents requesting
to add me as the father. So, now the
question… Is this not paternity fraud?
If the State of Arizona received a filing for child support and clearly
shows the mother stating I was the father, why was the birth certificate then
not updated to reflect so? How did the
state of Arizona allow this to take place yet refuse to correct the error
unless I fork over money to prove their mistake otherwise…. Any help or advise
here is greatly appreciated. Also if I
decide to file suit against my sons mother for fraud or the State of Arizona,
do I have to do it there or can I do it from my state which recognizes me as
the father and is the child’s local jurisdiction.