14 July 2007

Yet another Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

And then there's this wonderful lil' story. Some highlights:

"FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida (CNN) -- Francisco Rodriguez owes more than $10,000 in back child support payments in a paternity case involving a 15-year-old girl who, according to DNA results and the girl's mother, is not his daughter."

Ok... lemmie get this straight. Dude is not the father, and knew nothing about the child for years (the child was 11 when he found out, if my math is correct). Yet he's still responsible for her support?

"Yet the state of Florida is continuing to push him to pay $305 a month to support the girl, as well as the more than $10,000 already owed. He spent a night in jail because of his delinquent payments."

For a child that's not his. A fact that's backed up by DNA testing and the mother's own testimony. And WHY is that evidence not good enough?

"He missed the deadline to legally contest paternity. That's because, he says, the paperwork didn't reach him until after the deadline had passed."

So... now there's a deadline for exculpatory evidence?

Read the article. We have loads of actual deadbeat dads out there, but guys like this get targeted for fisting by the system.

1 comment:

Detail Medic said...

Found you through Medic March - any guy in a kilt is OK with me.