West Virginia Husband and Wife divorce.
The family court orders Husband to pay Wife alimony and child support.
Two years after the divorce is final, Husband discovers that one of the couple’s children is not his biological offspring.
But, under state law, Husband must continue to pay child support despite conclusive proof of nonpaternity.
So Husband stops paying alimony. To the tune of $27,000.
Wife takes Husband to court to enforce his alimony obligation and to collect accrued arrearages.
Husband is sentenced to six months in jail.
Interestingly, an internet dating site for people currently in a relationship but who are looking to wander outside their relationship, offers to pay Husband’s accrued alimony obligation. Husband refuses on principle
Two months into serving his sentence, Husband agrees to pay Wife’s alimony. $15,000 in a lump sum, with the balance in monthly payments.
Husband vows to mount campaign against paternity fraud.