Brother, there's plenty that can be done so don't lose the faith. Sit down with several attorneys for a free consultation, explain what happened and see what they say. Then choose the one you are most comfortable with. Bear in mind, it's easier to fix now then to give it half an effort and try to correct it later. I wish you the best.
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While I agree with Mike, one problem is who and how much do you owe in child support. That admission certainly might operate against you in front of a judge. Your plumbing company might just be a shell since your creditors and customers know who you are. You really need to stay away from her and yet you are tied to making some sort of settlement.
My name is Stephen R. Cohen and have practiced since 1974. I practice in Los Angeles and Orange County, CA. These answers do not create an attorney client relationship. My answers may offend I believe in telling the truth, I use common sense as well as the law. Other state's laws may differ.. There are a lot of really good attorneys on this site, I will do limited appearances which are preparation of court documents it is , less expensive. However generally I believe an attorney is better than none, but many will offer a free consultation and a face to face meeting generally will be better, I like my clients to write a short one page history of the fact and questions they have prior to meeting with them, so nothing is forgotten.