You ask a number of important questions:If I live in California, can I file for child support in my state and will they include his SSDI payments like Nevada.
A: If you and your husband did not live together in NV as a family, then you can file for child support in California. There are a number of other requirements, including that you must challenge personal jurisdiction in NV. This boils down to responding to your husband's divorce pleading by sending a letter to the court and to your husband stating that neither you nor the children have ever resided with your husband in NV, and that you and the children have no contact with NV, except as an occasional visitor.
Otherwise, NV will take jurisdiction, and while you can file a request for child support in California, NV law will control the child support award.
The easiest means of filing is to apply for services with your county Department of Child Support Services (DCSS)
. Regardless of which state ultimately controls the award of support, DCSS can handle that portion of the claim for you.
Concerning SSDI, either state will calculate child support based in part upon the amount of SSDI received.
The remainder of your husband's threats are "hollow," however, if you have been served a petition for dissolution by your husband for the NV court, then you may want to contact a legal aid service and see if you can get a free or low cost attorney to assist you in challenging personal jurisdiction in NV -- before you accidentally respond to the petition incorrectly, and you are stuck with an NV divorce. Click here
Hope this helps.