Lional Campell wants to know why Wayne County, Michigan, courts are forcing him to pay child support to his wife for a son that died 25 years ago. Campbell said he didn't question the payments sooner because he assumed they were for the boy's older brother. When he finally got around to checking, he was told they were for his younger son, who died at age 3. Court officials told he he was still paying because of surcharges for missed payments. But he has asked several times for audits to show exactly how much he still owes, and each audit has produced a different amount.
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