My question involves child support in the State of: OH
I will try to keep this short.
My future ex-wife and I were married in August 2009 (we are currently locked in divorce proceedings as she refuses to sign the paperwork). Prior to us getting married, we had a child for which I was paying child support through the state of NY, which is where she was living. A few months after we got married she dropped the child support case, quit her job and moved in with me in CA. For a year and a half I was the sole provider of our household, supporting her, our daughter, and her son from a previous relationship. When we decided to split, she moved to OH (where she is originally from) and filed a child support case, and back support was ordered to 2009. My wages were soon garnished, and eventually my retirement was levied for a portion of the back pay. I contacted the Child Support Recovery many times and was brushed off each and every time. Recently, I received another notice indicating another levy was being placed on my bank accounts. I contacted the Child Support Recovery again, as well as Department of Health Services, and filed an administrative appeal. I had a hearing and the motion to quash was denied and they are saying I am fully responsible for the back pay (child support due while we were married). What are my options? I cannot afford to hire an attorney as the divorce has already sucked me dry. Is it legal for her to collect child support while we were married?