HOUSTON (MEREDITH)– A Texas guy is battling a court order that needs him to pay $65,000 in kid assistance for a lady he did not biologically daddy.
In 2003, a Houston court ruled that Gabriel Cornejo, 45, owed his ex-girlfriend kid assistance due to the fact that she vowed he was the only possible daddy, The Houston Chronicle reports.
Cornejo, who broke up with his ex 16 years ago, took a DNA test proving the kid was not his after all, but it was far too late. According to Texas’family code, chapter 161, even if someone is not the biological father, that individual still owes payments accumulated prior to the paternity test proves otherwise, Cornejo’s lawyer informed the Chronicle.
The ex-girlfriend likewise declares kid assistance payments started coming out of Cornejo’s paycheck years back without his objection. Cornejo, who is already a father of three, informed ABC 13 he didn’t understand about his ex-girlfriend’s child up until a deputy came to his house with court files, informing him of missed out on kid assistance payments.
He said he then met up with his ex-girlfriend’s 16-year-old daughter for the first and only time in his life, prior to eventually taking a paternity test.
Although the test revealed he wasn’t the daddy, the court is still demanding $65,000 in back kid assistance payments.
Unless the court decides to reopen the case throughout a hearing in August, he should pay that quantity or risk going to prison.