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David Matthew Gotzh

Chicago Child Support Lawyer.

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  1. Can he really claim a tax credit?

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. David Matthew Gotzh
    2. Alan James Brinkmeier
    3. Timothy M. Hughes
    4. Judy A. Goldstein
    5. Patrice Dayale Dziire
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    6 lawyer answers

    Yes, and you can take him to court if the MSA said he was supposed to pay 50% (And he hasn't). What's good for the goose is good for the gander. Talk to a family law attorney in your area for specific guidance.

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  2. I am a mother,a student, a low income person and LANDLORD who needs an attorney to represent me in an eviction case.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. David Matthew Gotzh
    2. Lawrence M Garfinkel
    3. Rixon Charles Rafter III
    3 lawyer answers

    I would recommend legal aid or contacting the Chicago Bar Association for an affordable referral.

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  3. How much does it cost for a divorce

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. David Matthew Gotzh
    2. Judy A. Goldstein
    3. Wes Cowell
    4. J. Richard Kulerski
    5. Jerry A. Tuffentsamer
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    High Drama = Arm & Leg, Low Drama = No A lot. Notice that cost depends more on how much anger is invested in the case vs. the choice of attorney. If I have to be filing a mountain of pleadings, you'll be taking out a 4th mortgage. If you and your ex can handle this like "The Fonz," which is to say, be chill, then it's not much as all. I know you were looking for a "range," but in this line of work that's impossible. I don't know if custody is being contested, or dissipation alleged. I...

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  4. I'm falsely being accused of child abuse in a custody dispute, can I sue for libel or defamation of character?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. David Matthew Gotzh
    2. Judy A. Goldstein
    3. Chen Kasher
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    4 lawyer answers

    Then strike it if you think the pleadings don't meet the requirements of 750 ILCS 5/610(a). The judge's in Cook County are pretty sharp, then know a bogus pleading when they see one. Talk to a family law attorney in your area for specific guidance.

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  5. Can my divorce attorney take my retirement money?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Brian Michael Radke
    2. David Matthew Gotzh
    3. Judy A. Goldstein
    3 lawyer answers

    Agreed. Common for many contested matters to wipe out client. 99 times out of 100, we'd rather you just work something out man-to-man. Payment plans are common.

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  6. Can I take simultaneously deposition from 4 witnesses who are rated with my case in same time?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Ryan M. Finn
    2. Jason Lawrence Pyrz
    3. David Matthew Gotzh
    4. Robert Bruce Kopelson
    5. Judy A. Goldstein
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    Guessing this is a Federal Case. You can back-to-back depositions - but do you have any clue how huge your court reporter bill will be? Do you know what to do if they arrive with an attorney and said attorney objects to a particular question? What if a motion to quash is filed? At least talk to someone who handles Federal Cases before you do something that ends up costing you.

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  7. Can my ex-boyfriend take me to court so I have to give him - every other year- on our son for tax purposes?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. David Matthew Gotzh
    2. Judy A. Goldstein
    3. Steven Anderson Leahy
    4. Kevin Rindler Madison
    4 lawyer answers

    Since there's a dispute, the court can decide this - presuming your custody judgment has not already addressed this issue (Look to it first, it might be tucked away in the fine print). If he's owes you back support, and he's missed his deadline to pay it, you can cross petition for a rule to show cause - which might expedite a positive outcome. Talk to a family law attorney in your area for specific guidance.

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  8. Other than reconciliation, can I put my divorce on hold for financial reasons? I need to save money for a good attorney.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. David Matthew Gotzh
    2. Michael A. Meschino
    3. Judy A. Goldstein
    3 lawyer answers

    If there's a disparity of income, an interim attorney fee petition can be filed to "level the playing field." See 750 ILCS 5/501 & 508. Talk to an attorney in your area for specific guidance.

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  9. My son's father gave me a check can I cash it and still be able to file for child support?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. David Matthew Gotzh
    2. Gary L. Schlesinger
    3. J. Richard Kulerski
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    You can cash it. Child Support isn't "owed" until you file for it - unless he continues to make payments, the most he could arguably do is deduct the $50 from whatever his monthly amount is under the statute PRESUMING he continues to pay the amount. Doubtful that would happen, as it's a duplication of effort. So in short, cash it. If you want child support, file for it. Parentage Child Support is done through one very busy court on the 3rd floor, but if you're patient, you'll likely get...

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  10. Is it legal to record a meeting with an attorney in Illinois without his knowledge?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Judy A. Goldstein
    2. Paul A. Smolinski
    3. Thomas O. Moens
    4. David Matthew Gotzh
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    The better issue is this: If the trust level has broken down to the point where the client has to record his lawyer's phone calls, it's time to switch attorney's.

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