Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Child-less Support

Here's a remarkable story from Washington State, USA. I don't know if it's unique, but I don't recall ever previously hearing of a woman (allegedly) faking a pregnancy in order to claim child support. That, however, is what Carmen Lynn Johnsen is accused of doing, with the result that she received a total of $3,500 from the alleged 'father'. Quite how she expected to get away with it (if true) without producing a child is not clear.

I do like the way that (at least some) original US court documents are available to view on the internet - see below. It is also nice to see that our legal system does not have a monopoly on archaic language ('to-wit', 'by color and aid of deception', 'against the peace and dignity of the State of Washington', etc.).

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thank you for taking the time to comment on this post. Constructive comments are always welcome, even if they do not coincide with my views! Please note, however, that comments will be removed or not published if I consider that:
* They are not relevant to the subject of this post; or
* They are (or are possibly) defamatory; or
* They breach court reporting rules; or
* They contain derogatory, abusive or threatening language; or
* They contain 'spam' advertisements (including links to any commercial websites).
Please also note that I am unable to give advice.

Note: only a member of this blog may post a comment.