Friday, February 20, 2015

Man declared deadbeat for failing to pay child support for another man's child

KFOR     A child support case in Detroit gained national attention after the man proved he was not the father of the child in question.

Carnell Alexander says he was shocked when he was arrested during a traffic stop in the early 1990s.

The officer told Alexander that he was being arrested for being a deadbeat dad.
However, Alexander didn’t have any children.

The case started in the late eighties when Alexander’s ex-girlfriend had a child.

She said she needed help providing for the boy, but was told that in order to get welfare assistance, she had to name a father on the paperwork.

She said she decided to put down Alexander’s name, even though she knew he couldn’t be the father.

That’s when the state started a paternity case against him to collect money for the assistance that was provided.

A process-server turned in paperwork, claiming that Alexander was given notice of the case.
However, the Michigan Department of Corrections says that is impossible since he was incarcerated at the time. [...]


  1. Its not as easy as it looksFebruary 20, 2015 at 12:15 PM

    What had this got to do with anything?

  2. The prohibition of arkaos is not based on the unfairness of the secular courts. It applies even if they are דן דין ישראל.

  3. I agree. My above point was only to point out additional reasons, above and beyond halacha, why halacha got it right.


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