Attorneys Martinez and Kallow Vacate $230,000.00 in Child Support in Paternity Fraud Case
Online PR News – 27-August-2013 – Chicago, IL – On August 16, attorneys Alexandra Martinez and Art Kallow, of the Law Offices of Jeffery M. Leving Ltd., successfully defended a desperate man wrongfully named the father of another man’s child 26 years ago. His wages were being garnished as the mother claimed to be owed $230,000.00 in child support. Martinez and Kallow worked tirelessly to win this hard fought legal battle against the Cook County State's Attorney's Office and saved the client from financial ruin and eventual jail time.
Although this was a cold case, the Chicago family lawyers on Jeffery M. Leving’s legal team were willing to reopen it and defend him properly after a different law firm in 1987 had failed him miserably. Failure was not an option for Martinez and Kallow.
Both Martinez, a zealous advocate against the victimization of men through paternity fraud, and Kallow, a renowned Chicago family law attorney, understood the high stakes for their client. As they were reinvestigating this 26-year-old case, Martinez and Kallow diligently searched through many hundreds of old documents to develop a case that would provide justice for their client.
Their efforts resulted in a victory, as Martinez and Kallow proved that their client had not been properly served with a summons in 1987, thus, the court vacated child support orders for the $230,000.00.
Martinez and Kallow both feel very strongly about the devastating effects of paternity fraud. As a successful defender of complicated family law issues involving child support, paternity fraud, and intricate financial issues, Kallow explains, “Paternity fraud is extremely despicable because the duped dad, biological father, child and the court are all victims.”
Chicago fathers’ rights attorney Jeffery M. Leving, founder of dadsrights.com, agrees: “Paternity fraud is just as reprehensible as any other kind of fraud from which Americans need protection. When we condone fraud in paternity cases, we undermine our entire system of justice."
Fortunately for this client, Martinez’s and Kallow’s hard work and determination protected him from further victimization, and safeguarded this client from financial devastation and eventual jail time. This legal victory supports a precedent of hope for other men looking to escape paternity fraud and find justice anywhere in our nation.
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