I'm not entirely clear on what you saying, but it sounds like he pretended to be you and they communicated with him about the debt thinking it was you. May I ask if you are male or female? What information did they give him?
The threshold question is whether you should file. I would need more information concerning the debts and your other finances. I would be happy to further speak with you. You may email me at your convenience at email@example.com or call my office.
The above answer is thorough and accurate advice. I would just concur and add that CT Small Claims is a very frustrating and time-wasting process and its simply not worth the time, hassle, and expense to file claims of a small dollar amount in many cases.
Flatly tell them that you are not the responsible party for the debt and they do not have permission to contact you over the phone. The collectors' conduct could form the basis for a meritorious Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) suit under federal law, which may allow you to collect damages up to $1,000 per violation plus attorney fees and costs. Contact a consumer law attorney in your area for more information.
I would ask him directly. Some states have an online case database that can be searched by name and Docket No. and will tell you all the info about a suit. Most court files in civil matters are public and can be viewed.
Most states have mathematical guidelines for calculating child support based on income of the parties and number of children. Given those numbers, the amount seems excessive, unless you have several children. You should contact a NJ attorney.