What type of court papers are you talking about? If the CSEA conducted a hearing and set support, while giving you an opportunity to contest the amount set, the judge's signature does not need to be on it. If is an order issued by the court, the judge's signature should be on it. That having been said, the court could, after realizing it's mistake, could issue an order nunc pro tunc, which would make the order effective the date that it meant it to be effective.
If they have "court papers" and there is a time stamp at the top showing when the papers were filed there was probably a separate signature page for the judge. You can check the file, at the court. As the the other attorney's comments on a "nunc pro tunc" entry, we do not do those or recognize those in Franklin County. Our Court of Appeals has stated that, "There is no such thing." However such entries are used in other counties.
Since you are located in Columbus, Ohio, you are likely in Franklin County. Your papers may have the judges signature on them but you may not realize it or may be missing the last page. In Franklin County all documents are signed electronically by the judges in order to have them filed with the clerk. If the documents you have contain a time stamp across the top of each page, they are likely filed with the clerk and the last page is a signature page of the judge. you may want to check with the clerk to see if you have a filed copy and whether you have the complete order. The clerk would not accept a non signed judges filing under their current review/cross check system.
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