Another Man is Paying Child Support For a Child I Also Support. What Can I Do?

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‘I have a problem with my girlfriend. I was paying child support for my child for a long time, but I just found out that another man is paying child support for the child as well. What should I do?’

Question: First, we need to note that your request came from South Africa, and we are not at all familiar with the laws of South Africa. What we can tell you is that in the United States in general, what you would need to do is file a motion with the courts, asking them to determine paternity with a DNA test, to determine who the father is. If the child’s mother was collecting from both you and another man, for the same child, she is almost certainly guilty of fraud.