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Court orders father to pay $2 million in child support

California parents who are currently dealing with child support issues regarding their children may be interested in a recent case in another state. The situation involves a man who apparently abandoned his wife and children some 25 years ago. The law reportedly caught up with him, and the court has since ordered him to pay $2 million in child support payments, including interest.  

The man was assumed to have died more than two decades ago. The relative of a deceased man in another state, however, was doing some family heritage research when a peculiar discovery was made. The relative says there was evidence to suggest that the deceased relative’s identity had been stolen. Information on his birth certificate and driver’s license had been requested by someone after he had died. 

Police eventually arrested a man who had been living in Florida but was originally from Indiana; it was the same man who had been thought to have died. As it turned out, he simply left his wife and kids and started a whole new life, one that was apparently financially successful. The man had obtained a pilot’s license, supposedly using the deceased man’s identity, and had allegedly even purchased his own plane.  

The court has ordered the man to pay all the child support he should have been paying for the past 25 years. The interest alone is said to be $1.4 million. Any California parent trying to secure legal assistance regarding a similar problem can reach out to an experienced family law attorney for support.  

Source:, “Indiana man who abandoned family ordered to pay $2M in child support“, May 19, 2018