This is highly unusual but not impossible. More likely than not, the mother
received some state assistance, be it medicaid or food stamps or some such similar aid. Once she accepted money from the state, the state then became interested in getting the money back from the father, your husband.
The unusual part is the length of time the state waited. I'd be curious how much effort they put into locating your husband in a timely fashion.
Considering the time that has passed, I would urge your husband to retain a family law
attorney to assist him. He clearly has issues to pursue in an effort to avoid the extremely old child support
obligation. I can't help but think a knowledgeable attorney could do a great deal to help out.
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