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.

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They never got divorced. The child just turned 1 year old, and now Vandusen is being ordered to pay child support.

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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.

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He has reportedly started a fundraiser to help him with his legal expenses.