I have been in similar situations several times. While all of the claimed children were mine, I was placed in absolutely untenable situations. My first wife was awarded $150/week more than I grossed. The judge in my second divorce looked me squarely in the eye and state: "You know why I'm here? My job is to make certain that you are screwed to the fullest extent of the law." I was. My third wife got support until my son was 21 and had been a Marine for three years. In all three cases I lost ALL assets (houses, property, savings, 401K, etc.). I finally left the country after being jailed several times on trumped up charges. "Family Court" has nothing to do with family and everything to do with welfare for the woman.