State: Texas and Michigan
My friend was married to his ex-wife for approximately five years, however, they were only in a relationship for a little over one of those years. After my friend and his wife broke up, she moved to Texas and he moved to Michigan. About 4-5 months after his wife moved to Texas, she was in a fatal car accident which put her in a coma (I am unsure how long she was in a coma for, but I don't think it was a long time). Anyways, after she recovered, she became pregnant (not by my friend) and had a son. However, her and the child's father broke up about a year ago and she is now trying to seek child support from him. Her divorce from my friend was finalized this past January, and she has contacted him asking for his social security number, driver's license number, etc because she said she needs it to fill out the paperwork to seek child support and my friend's information is necessary because though he is not the father of the child, he was legally her husband at the time she gave birth to her son. Is this normal? Can she try and seek custody from my friend assuming he is not the father (while a paternity test has never been done, he hadn't slept with since she moved to Texas, so about 4-5 months before her car accident, and her accident was severe enough that she would most likely have miscarried had she been pregnant at the time, she had a crushed pelvis in addition to other abdominal and brain trauma, so it is highly unlikely that he would be the father. In addition, her boyfriend at the time of the child's birth and the assumed father is listed on the child's birth certificate) but was her husband at the time? Should he be worried about providing this information to her? He has already told her that he will not give her the information directly but will provide it to a lawyer or the court should they contact him (so that she doesn't have his information). I'm not sure if this matters, but their divorce was processed in Michigan and I'm pretty sure the reason given for the divorce was the usual irreconciable differences.