Michigan Father Is Forced To Pay Child Support For Son Who Died 25 Years Ago

Michigan Father Is Forced To Pay Child Support For Son Who Died 25 Years Ago
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A Michigan father recently discovered that he has been paying child support for his son for the past 25 years. The problem? His son died 25 years ago of meningitis.

Lional Campbell‘s son Michael passed away in 1988 at the age of three, but a mistake in Wayne County’s records caused thousands of dollars to be taken out of his account all of these years.


The county claims nobody informed them of the boy’s death until Campbell realized the error in 2011.

The entire time, Campbell thought the money was going to his other son, who he also had with Michael’s mother.

“It took a lot out of me,” Campbell said of the revelation.

Campbell, who now lives in Kentucky, had to travel to Detroit to prove his son’s death.

After seeing the boy’s death certificate they acknowledged they were in the wrong.

“When I went there, the court said, you’re right. You shouldn’t be paying no money,” he said. “I said, ‘Well that’s what they got me doing.’”

Despite that, however, they told Campbell that he still owed approximately $43,000 due to surcharges.


An audit reduced the number to $6,460.08, but Campbell doesn’t believe he should owe anything.

Campbell is requesting another audit. The mother of the child, not surprisingly, refused to comment.

Jordan Shepherd | Elite.

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Jordan Shepherd comes from a strong writing background, originally residing in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Now living in New York City, his life experiences from backpacking across Europe to deep sea diving and nearly losing his life to a Great White Shark, Jordan Shepherd has a lot to say, and never pulls any punches.

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