David Matthew Gotzh’s Answers

David Matthew Gotzh

Schaumburg Child Support Lawyer.

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  1. What recourse do I have if assets were not reported in discovery?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Elizabeth Marie Vonau
    2. David Matthew Gotzh
    3. Judy A. Goldstein
    4. Peggy M. Raddatz
    5. David Alexander Browde
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    Motion to Vacate per 1401, perhaps. But best talk to a family law attorney in your area for specific guidance.

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  2. Can I claim bankruptcy Chapter 13 on child support and her attorneys fees

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. David Matthew Gotzh
    2. Judy A. Goldstein
    3. Wes Cowell
    4. Derek R. Caldwell
    5. Thomas A McAvity
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    Under the bankruptcy code, you can't discharge the fees. You may be able to repackage them, but both are considered "support" under the code - and much like leprosy, once you get it, you're stuck with it.

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  3. I want to legally and ethically shield my assets from Creditors. What is the best way to do so?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. David Matthew Gotzh
    2. Marc Gregory Wagman
    3. Jeffrey Scott Hyslip
    4. Barry Franklin Poulson
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    Better read 740 ILCS 160 first, otherwise known as Illinois' Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act. After you do that, talk to an attorney that handles debtors rights in your area.

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  4. My ex-boyfriend says I ran over his foot and is basically blackmailing me to stay with him. He did $700 of damage to my car.

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. David Matthew Gotzh
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    3. Raymond Scott Costantino
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    Generally he has to prove 1) his injury exists, 2) that you caused it, and 3) that he was damaged by it. The longer he waits, the harder it is to prove. If you're staying with him because you're afraid he'll sue you - well clearly the relationship isn't working out. Furthermore, if he's pounding on a car in the presence of kids, I think that action speaks for itself.

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  5. I would will be filing for divorce after I found out my husband is cheating on me. In the interim, what access do i have to fin

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. David Matthew Gotzh
    2. Ralanda Webb
    3. Wes Cowell
    4. Michael Sherwin Strauss
    5. Gail M. Hercule
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    I always caution against the cash grab (But different attorney's take different positions on this). I say this because 1) If the marriage has broken down, and 2) the money is being used in a manner not beneficial to the marriage (ie, not bills but on a wild weekend in Vegas) - then there could be some repercussions later on in the form of dissipation. We (Illinois) recently made a change to our dissipation statute, so I would encourage you to take a look at it first before doing anything....

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  6. My husband ran off an is buying a house

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. David Matthew Gotzh
    2. Gary L. Schlesinger
    3. Peggy M. Raddatz
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    Since he bought it during the marriage (And presuming using marital funds), it's presumed marital property. Talk to a family law attorney in your area for specific guidance.

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  7. In a divorce case does a recommendation from the judge have any weight if one party is unwilling to compromise?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Judy A. Goldstein
    2. David Matthew Gotzh
    3. Michael A. Meschino
    4. Robert Ricci
    5. Bruce E. Burdick
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    I agree with Attorney Goldstein. Each judge is different, but many are inclined to rule in the same manner as the recommendation if what's said at trial is the same as what's said at pretrial. If the other side wants to be difficult, they have that right. Such is life.

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  8. My husband and I are in the process of divorce, both of us are green card holder or legal immigrant, I want him deported to PI

    Answered about 3 years ago.

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    Let me get this straight: 1) You're not liking how the divorce is going. 2) You're looking for an underhanded way to gain advantage. You need to look elsewhere.

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  9. Is there a reason that women almost always win custody? Is it true that they basically have to be drug addicts,

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. David Matthew Gotzh
    2. Peggy M. Raddatz
    3. Alan James Brinkmeier
    4. Judy A. Goldstein
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    Not even remotely true. Custody is on best interests, if dad flushed his case down the river b/c he acted the fool in court, that's on him. See the 600 series of the IMDMA for specific factors. Generally the ones the judge's always look at is the ability of parent #1 to foster a relationship w/ parent #2; many parents hear me (Or the Judge or GAL) explain this, but don't listen. And that is why they get steamrolled. Custody fights are highly emotional, very easy to think with the heart...

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  10. I never revived child support for my too kids that are now 19, and 24 paternity has always been established but il child support

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. David Matthew Gotzh
    2. Judy A. Goldstein
    3. Anthony Robert Scifo
    4. Joseph Pierce O'Brien
    5. Veronica Alicia Silva
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    On top of the other two excellent answers, at least with the 19 year old (And facts depending on the 24 year old), you can still seek College Contribution per 750 ILCS 5/513. Talk to a family law attorney in your area for specific guidance.

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