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Judy A. Goldstein

Judy Goldstein’s Answers

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  • My Husband does Not Want To Pay Maintenance by trying to acuse me of fraud ? Can he do that / fraud with section 8

    I have a friend that was receiving section 8 from March 2014 two through April 2015. The apartment was rented out to her sister Therefore my Friend ended up living in the basement She Does not remember if she Said it was her sister. She is going t...

    Judy’s Answer

    Your friend needs a lawyer, not someone asking on her behalf in a general Q&A forum what to do. There are not enough facts presented here except to strongly urge your friend to consult in person with a family lawyer. She should bring all her paperwork with her to the consultation appointment(s).

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  • I need help getting non custodial parent served with papers, for petitions I have to file myself. I cannot afford a lawyer.

    I filed a petition myself for the non custodial parent to pay half of our daughters college funds- I sent it certified mail to the last know address and even used Facebook, friends, google websearch on name, dob ,phone i could find. But cannot obt...

    Judy’s Answer

    As gary stated, if this is post-judgment, service by regular mail is OK but yo may not be able to collect. Send the notice and motion to your ex's the last know address. There is no need to send it certified.

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  • What is the process for me being allowed to live in GA with my mom instead of dad in IL? Can i ask judge to change it?

    My parents are divorced my mom did have custody but in oct my dad bribed me into living with him and my mom agreed, It has been awful and he is never home except on weekends and then ignores me my step mom rarely takes me to school and I am fail...

    Judy’s Answer

    Neither an affidavit nor your own attorney will work here. You are not a party to your parents' divorce and your mother agreed to the present custody arrangement. You cannot call or write to the judge. If you are now in Atlanta with your mother because your father put you on a bus, stay there and let your father file a motion. Then your mother will have a defense to such a motion. Whoever told you about an affidavit gave you wrong advice. By the time anything would happen in court, you will probably be old enough to decide for yourself where you wish to live. Best wishes to you.

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  • My daughter was smacked in the face by a janitor and the school did nothing but apologize.

    He was "playing around" with her and called her "big head" she smacked him but then he smacked her back on the face. I just recently asked for a report of the incident and they told me the superintendent handled it as a personal matter and they ca...

    Judy’s Answer

    You have not asked a question. If you are not satisfied with how the school handled the incident between your daughter and the janitor, return to he principal or speak directly to the superintendent or a school board member. There really is no viable lawsuit here.

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  • Legal Timeframe to report Domestic Violence case in Illinois?

    From the day Incident happened, within how many Days/Months a person MUST report Domestic Violence case to Police in Illinois? And what will happen to the case if it's not reported within that Timeframe? Will the Police accept the case/evidence or...

    Judy’s Answer

    While there may not be a specific time limit for reporting domestic violence as far as a crime (instead of a civil matter) is concerned, the longer the alleged victim or someone on behalf of that person waits to report the incident(s) the less credible it becomes. If there is abuse or violence, it should be addressed ASAP or if reported by someone other than the purported victim, then as soon as it is learned.

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  • DCFS Safety Plans

    I have sole custody. My ex husband called DCFS to report me. He signed a safety plan I did not. He took physical custody through an eop in domestic relations court. He then received a default plenary order of protection. DCFS indicated me ...

    Judy’s Answer

    Your biggest mistake was not hiring an attorney from the get-go and not responding to the OPA, thereby resulting in entry of a default order. The sooner you consult with, and hire, an attorney experienced with DCFS case the better your chances are of receiving some relief. This simple online Q&A forum is just not adequate for your needs.

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  • I have civil judgment in WI 3 years -small case, but I knew about it 1 month ago and I am not guilty 100%,it was mistake

    What can I do?Can I do appeal?How can I do it?Thanks.

    Judy’s Answer

    Your best solution would be to discuss your situation with a Wisconsin collections attorney. It may be too late for you to do anything. On the other hand, if you had no notice and were never served the summons and complaint, you may have a defense and a basis for vacating the judgment. However, you have attracted Illinois attorneys by virtue of your location. You might wish to repost your question or click on the Find a Lawyer link at the top of this page to locate attorneys in the county where your judgment was entered.

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  • I have lived with a woman for 22 years contributed money to the household. She wants me to move out can she force me to

    her name is on the lease. I need time to find a place to move. can she change the locks and not give me a reasonable time to move?

    Judy’s Answer

    You are a resident of that leased premises. The woman can ask you to leave but cannot change the locks or force you to leave. Start looking around for a new place to live. Only your landlord has the authority to begin eviction proceedings against you. If you are locked out, contact the police. They should make her open the place for you.

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  • Simplified joint dissolution of marriage

    My husband and I meet all the requirements for this. However we both live in will county. It is however more convenient for us to file in cook county as we both will be moving to cook county. Can we still file this in a different county than which...

    Judy’s Answer

    Either wait to file in Cook, or do the easier thing and that is to file in Will County. The court system in Will is much easier to navigate and the filing fees are lower. There will only be one court appearance if you handle things correctly.

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  • How do you prove you never took a class that your school charged you for?

    After graduation I requested an unofficial copy of my transcripts. I found that my school charged me for a class that I never took. How do I prove I never took the class if it was back at the beginning of when I started school? I didn't keep copie...

    Judy’s Answer

    This is not a legal question. You will need to contact the school to review your enrollmenbt records.

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