Hmm but was he actually ordered by a court to pay child support or was he just doing it cause she asked and he thought it was his? If the latter I wouldn’t think he would have legal recourse to recover the $$ unless maybe he could prove in court that she knew it wasn’t his and defrauded him, good luck with that.
As for my cousin, I wonder why she even told the poor bastard, mind you this was a while after they broke up and she tells him she was pregnant when they split and she got an abortion.
He paid on his own. He was tricked (again, the guy’s ok, just an idiot) into thinking it was his kid (the slut was banging another guy at the time - and it’s his kid - confirmed.), so he paid for 2-3 years.
He asked for some money back, but she refused. So he took her to court where he was told to screw.
Of course the next act in this drama is that the slut and kid went on welfare, because the real baby daddy is/was a drunken bum who lives in his parent’s basement.
Granted, this was several years back, but I’d bet a pizza and beer that this crew hasn’t improved their situation.
Gotta love the modern day family dynamic!
Regarding your cousin: Either the ex is a true psychotic or she was “coming clean”.
She can talk it over with The Lord.