GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – When a divorced dad was ordered to pay support for a child who isn’t his, he turned to Target 8 for help.
Court papers clearly acknowledge the baby is not Chmelars. They show the child belongs to another man and say that man had “established a personal, financial or custodial relationship with the child.” The court ordered medical expenses be split between the biological parents.
But the Friday before Father’s Day, Chmelar got a letter in the mail from Friend of the Court. The letter said he owed $8,500 in back child support plus medical expenses for a baby his ex-wife had with another man.
“I thought, ‘My God, this is hilarious.’ It’s Father’s Day weekend and here’s the biggest joke that I think I’ve ever had played on me transpiring right now,” said Chmelar