A New Jersey man has to pay child support to only one of two twin girls — because he didn’t father them both, a judge ruled this week.
In a precedent-setting case that would make even TV host Maury “Who’s the Daddy?” Povich’s head spin, the Passaic County civil case has uncovered a rare medical miracle — and exposed a support-seeking single mom as a fertile philanderer.
The baby-daddy dispute began about 19 months after twin girls — identified as “A.M.” and “B.M.” in court papers — were born in January 2013. The mom, “T.M.,” and a man identified as “A.S.” were in a romantic relationship, according to court papers.
In October 2014, the county’s board of social services filed a child-support petition on the mother’s behalf, naming A.S. as the father of both twins.
But a month later, a DNA test was ordered. The results were shocking.
Petitions naming A.S. as the father were only half-right.
The board of social services is currently providing public assistance to the mother.
“At the time the current action commenced, the mother identified only A.S. as the father of both children,” Superior Court Judge Sohail Mohammed wrote in a diagrammed decision that looked as much like a sexual-education lesson plan as it did a judicial ruling.
At a hearing a few weeks later, the mom shared information she had left out of her petition.
She had had sex with another man within the same week.