MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — An Iowa man is upset over a state law that’s making him pay child support for a kid that isn’t his.
Joe Vandusen, 45, received a letter from the Iowa Department of Human Resources ordering him to pay child support, but Vandusen hasn’t seen his estranged wife in 16 or 17 years.READ MORE: Alec Baldwin Fired Prop Gun That Killed Cinematographer, Injured Director On Movie Set (CBS News)
They never got divorced. The child just turned 1 year old, and now Vandusen is being ordered to pay child support.READ MORE: 3 People Shot In Separate Minneapolis Shootings Thursday Night
According to the Des Moines Register, the Department of Human Resources says that in cases like Vandusen’s, a husband would be considered the legal father of his wife’s newborn child.MORE NEWS: Data Show COVID Cases In Minnesota Schools Have Declined, But Experts Still Watching For Long-Term Trends
He has reportedly started a fundraiser to help him with his legal expenses.