I agree with John, but most of those statutes are geared towards direct withrawals from the paychecks themselves. I think a bank account is not as protected. I'm amazed that they were able to strike that hard and I think John is right that the order itself might limit what can be taken at any one time. You will not likely get the money back unless the bank allowed for a withdrawal which was in excess of what was allowed by court orders. I'm sorry this happened to you.
I agree with Dan. You must get an Illinois attorney on this immediately. Under these circumstances if the case were a Colorado one, which it does not appear to be, the very type of case filed would make a huge difference on your question. She would be racing to the courthouse to file one type of case and if you were well advised, you'd probably be running to the courthouse to file a different type of case to preclude her right to child support back to birth. Call a lawyer.
You can certainly file a restraining order at any time, provided the facts support such a filing. You had better discuss this with an attorney since the filing of a protection order followed by the filing for divorce can and often does lead to two separate cases. Your facts are going to be critical. You might want to call a lawyer who deals frequently with domestic violence and divorce. Free consultations are always good.
It will probably wind up being a title 14 case, which means she would likely get support starting as of the date of filing. If it is filed as a title 19 case, things could get more complicated, depending on the facts, but most if these situations are 14s. Answering this question is not a replacement for legal advice and does not create an attorney-client relationship.
I would reitterate Dave and Chris' answer, except that I would definitely tell you that you need to seek an attorney. These cases are explosive and often end in one parent being excluded from the child and without the proper approach, it sounds like you are headed for a violation of a court order, which could result in a total loss of custody or (hard to think of it) worse. Please seek an hour with a family law attorney.
I guess the answer is - it depends on some of the other factors... Colorado has common law marriage, but most judges want to see more than that. On the other hand, some judges will regard that as a sworn statement that you are married (which is a major factor in a determination of common law marriage). Be careful! The feds are not so friendly and knowingly making a false statement on a Tax return could bring undesirable consequences. The way you would find out the answer is to read other...
It sounds like to you need to get in and declare Bankruptcy to stop them. Did you know that Walt Disney, Abe Lincoln, President Grant, Donald Trump, Elton John, Henry Ford, and Thomas Jefferson all made the same decision? Don't worry about it anymore - time to go see an attorney and back these creditors off!
This is a difficult question to answer. A lawyer cannot help you offer false evidence to a tribunal and will be obliged to correct your misstatement if you made it to a court. Discuss with a criminal attorney for a half hour if you can.
I'm not sure what you are trying to protect yourself from... a divorce? If you are trying to protect yourself from a divorce, I don't think a contractual provision in a separation agreement would do the trick... I don't think you can force a long term legal separation absent some pretty unique set of circumstances (perhaps lack of capacity of your husband could create a long term separation, but outside of that, I'm not sure how you could contract for something like that).