Can anybody help please? Any recommendations much appreciated!
2006/07 I learn from mother she is pregnant
2006/10 son born and I fix up a room and he starts living with me
2007/?? I start DNA patternity proceedings
2008/?? mother adds son to food stamps (without my knowledge...)
I always fed son and even mother sometimes.
2009/07 I finally get my name on son's birth certificate
2009/11/18 mother told me dhs was trying to get ahold of me and so I called them and leave phone number
2009/11/19 DHS investigator calls me at work (something about confirming my son is mine) and when he asked me how I spell my name I knew something was wrong so I ended the call
2009/11/19 DHS investigator talks to my employer's legal personel and claims that I gave the OK to divulge my income information (I would not have been aware of this if the employer's legal team did not contact me about it)
2010/03/?? mother and I get papers in mail stating we both owe $8100+ to DHS
2010/11/16 mother attends some hearing with DHS without legal council
-All of the papers DHS has sent me have had my name incorrectly spelled in several different ways (they've never gotten it right)
-The law they are quoting applies to household members but mother was not technically living with me at the time (although she and son were put on lease later)
-She would watch our kid and spend the night on the couch sometimes
Since mother cannot hold down a job, is already in debt to her parents, myself, and several other companies, she only pays them about $10/month.
The latest contact from DHS I got stated they'd be collecting the money from me via wage garnishing, my taxes and social security. How is this legal? I would prefer to spend $8K on lawyers than pay these DHS thieves...