Wednesday, April 07, 2010

60-year-old support claim in court

The Houston Chronicle reports:
The story began in 1950. Douglas got pregnant and was not married. She insists Grass was the father and that he wanted nothing to do with her. After her son Gerald was born, she said she went to court to get an order for child support because she had no alternative.

No knowledge of order?
Douglas claims Grass, who now lives in Pearland, refused to acknowledge the child and paid no attention to court proceedings. Grass, 82, could not be reached for comment. His attorney in California, Pedram Mansouri, offered a different version of events, saying Grass, then a young soldier, attended one court hearing that produced no child support order and was sent by the Army to Korea before any subsequent hearing. Mansouri claims Grass knew nothing of the order that he pay $50 a month in support.
This sounds like a joke, but it is not. This is a 60 year old support complaint.

If your local bank cheats you out of $50, then you have about 30 days from the date of your monthly statement to make a complaint. After that your bank has no legal obligation.

Your bank would probably honor a claim that was a couple of months stale, but not one
that was a couple of years stale.

Only the family court would try to deal with a claim that 60 years stale.

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