David Matthew Gotzh’s Answers

David Matthew Gotzh

Schaumburg Child Support Lawyer.

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

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. David Matthew Gotzh
    2. Gary L. Schlesinger
    3. J. Richard Kulerski
    3 lawyer answers

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

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Judy A. Goldstein
    2. Paul A. Smolinski
    3. Thomas O. Moens
    4. David Matthew Gotzh
    4 lawyer answers

    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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  3. More fees?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Peggy M. Raddatz
    2. Andrea Medlock Harvey
    3. David Matthew Gotzh
    4. Roger William Stelk
    4 lawyer answers

    One time fee (for now, given that Cook County charges for everything now).

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  4. Wife has "lost it" Need to protect myself NOW from cheating wife after money!

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. David Matthew Gotzh
    2. Judy A. Goldstein
    3. J. Richard Kulerski
    3 lawyer answers

    Regretfully, as far as Illinois is concerned - her conduct plays no part in the division of assets (Short of a dissipation situation), and might only play a part in the determination of custody. As for defamation/slander/libel; throw those ideas out, it has a 99.9999% chance of failing. What you need to do is protect any joint assets, such as a bank account with a large savings balance, or anything either party could liquidate with little difficulty. Don't dissipate anything, just put it...

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  5. I am 8mo pregnant and I have only been married for 8mo. Can I get temp spousal support while going through the divorce.

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Gary L. Schlesinger
    2. David Matthew Gotzh
    3. Judy A. Goldstein
    3 lawyer answers

    Can you argue to the court that he needs to contribute to household expenses while this matter is pending? Yes. Will the court grant that? Impossible to predict, especially based on one paragraph of information. During a Divorce, under Illinois law, you can ask for temporary orders, to include spousal support, child support, and attorney fees. Some, like Chlld Support, utilize percentile guidelines (See ILCS 5/505). Others, like spousal support, are based on a variety of factors and...

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  6. Can i object to the jurisdiction of the court if i have not been personally served for a forclosure in the state of IL?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Steven Anderson Leahy
    2. David Matthew Gotzh
    3. Bruce E. Burdick
    4. Elizabeth Rankin Powell
    5. Robert Thomas Kuehl
    5 lawyer answers

    Agreed. The court file should show what type of service was executed; substitute service, et. al., If service was made, they did what they had to do. So don't presume you're in the clear because someone didn't personally hand you papers; that's how people lose their homes. Contact your county bar association for assistance.

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  7. We made an offer on a house, we gave the sellers agent our ernest money. We haven't heard anything from him for 4 months. We

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Adam Matthew Hopkins
    2. David Matthew Gotzh
    3. Bruce E. Burdick
    4. Stephen Samuel Messutta
    4 lawyer answers

    Get a lawyer tomorrow and get your money. Contact the Western Suburban Bar Association for an affordable/reputable referral.

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  8. I was notified that i have a status call to be heard in court.what is a status call?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Gary L. Schlesinger
    2. David Matthew Gotzh
    3. Joseph Pierce O'Brien
    4. Hetinder Singh Gill
    5. Gunda Johanna Brost
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    It may also be a postcard date (We call them Green Cards in Cook County). The purpose of the post card date is to see if the case is still active (A lot of cases cease being prosecuted when initaited by pro se people, so this process was implemented to slim down the docket). If so, check w/ the clerk or the opposing to see if it's needed, as most are done at 1:45pm/2pm vs 9:30am. Or better yet, talk to a family law attorney in your area for specific guidance.

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  9. How can family members force an elderly relative who cannot manage daily needs to get immediate help?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. David Matthew Gotzh
    2. Drew Norman Early
    3. Lawrence A Friedman
    4. Harold Kent Prukop Jr
    4 lawyer answers

    Someone may have to step in to petition for guardianship. This is a horrible process to go through, as the person you're helping will misinterpret your efforts for something else. Best option, talk to a probate attorney in the county the relative lives in for specific guidance.

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  10. Can I be forcefully removed from my home.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. David Matthew Gotzh
    2. Judy A. Goldstein
    3. Emma Lee Scott
    3 lawyer answers

    No. They need a court order. Self-help eviction is illegal in Illinois.

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