I fathered a child in NC to a woman I later found out was married. At birth I signed an affadavit of parentage because I am sure the child is mine. About a week after the birth of the child the mother disappeared and assigned me visitation of the child and demanded child support.
Now I understand that she has applied to medicaid for the child and we all know in NC when that happens Child Support Enforcement ( CSE ) goes after the father to pay into the system. I think it is pretty sick that because both of us are college educated people that the state would just automatically give her medicaid when I was willing to get private insurance. I now think I know why now.
Is it true that by going thru the CSE route, I will be brought into court, ordered to pay child support, they will establish who the custodial parent is and who the non-custodial parent is? This is extremely unfair that this mother is essentially getting a free attorney to establish her as the custodial parent and get child support when the only option I have is to spend $6000 to retain an attorney.
I have no problem if they bring me into court and want me to pay money to offset medicaid medical costs, but to go a huge step further and assign custody, visitation, and support for the mother? And she can do all this w/o spending a dime?
What in gods name is going on in this state? How is this even REMOTELY fair?