My wife died in a car accident in Feb 2002. At the time, we were separated, she had custody of our two sons, and I PAID child support, voluntarily, directly to a joint VA bank account; she would withdrawal the payments during the month after I made the deposit on the 1st.
There was, at the time, no court ordered child support, that I was aware of. After my wife's death, and because I had not seen my sons for nearly 6yrs, my sons stayed at their grandparent's home. They are now in college and doing well.
NOW, 5yrs later, I am being told that VA has a support order, dated 3yrs AFTER my wife's death, and that I owe $14,000 to the County CSS. I have flown back to VA twice and provided the bank records that show that my wife was getting support from me every month. VA says that my wife claimed that I was not paying support and had received State Aid (Welfare) during the last 3yrs of her life.
I managed to get the State to drop the $31,000 they originally claimed I owed them, but I can not get the County to drop the $14,000.
Now my driver's license is in jeopardy, as well as my business license.
I need advise and possibly an attorney in the Hampton/Newport News area to help.