My ex-wife told my children, neighbors, friends, and through her attorney, my former employer that I fathered several children out wedlock. I received a paternity suit filed by the state welfare authorities alleging that I was the father of a 17 year old with a woman I did not know. I appeared, and learned that my ex had someone go through the state database of public assistance recipients looking for anyone claiming that their out-of wedlock child(ren) were fathered by someone with my name. The woman had letters from my ex, a photo of me, my SS#, birthdate, photos of my children (with my ex) and a mother's day card from my ex! The child is not mine via DNA. What's my recourse? I've lost my job and, I'm devastated by this.
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