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Judy A. Goldstein

Judy Goldstein’s Answers

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  • Can my in-laws open a custodial bank account, in my minor daughter's name, without my consent?

    My mother-in-law claims to have opened a custodial account in my daughter's name, but we never gave her permission to do this. She will not tell us the name of the bank nor any information aside from saying "I added money to her account for her ba...

    Judy’s Answer

    Your in-laws can open a custodial account for your daughter. As long as it's their money they can do what they want with it

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  • If i have a doctors note to get out of my lease,Can my landlord still charge me the2 months rent. And keep my security deposit

    I have been admitted to hospital 3 times in the last 2 months. I gave my landlord 30 days notice. Drs say not safe for me to be by myself

    Judy’s Answer

    Your landlord is not obligated to honor your doctor's note. You may still be liable for the remaining rent but your landlord will have to mitigate damages if possible by finding a new tenant.

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  • Who gets the engagement ring if the wedding does not take place in the state of illinois?

    the man calls off wedding because he is not happy with his fiance

    Judy’s Answer

    Most Illinois case law holds that an engagement ring is a gift contingent upon the marriage If the marriage does not take place, the ring must be returned to the purchaser - usually but not always the man.

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  • I have a friend that got a DUI in San Diego. He is wondering what he will need to do to get his license back.

    He got the DUI In 2006 for alcohol and moved to IL in 2007. Is there anything he can do in IL or will he need to make a trip back to CA?

    Judy’s Answer

    Your friend needs to address his CA DUI before he can get an Illinois license. He should contact an attorney in the county where his DUI case was originally heard.

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  • I have a custody case and I really need an attorney.

    I am trying to win custody of my two minor children from their mother, she is neglecting them and she is doing drugs, she is on them when she is around kids.

    Judy’s Answer

    This forum is not a help wanted board. Also, the attorneys here are not permitted to solicit your business, However, you can click on the Find a Lawyer link at the top of this page and find many qualified lawyers available to assist you. Best of luck.

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  • How to get fathers medical wishes acknowledged and have a procedure stopped.

    86 years old father with dementia. For the last several years his doctors have been told he does not want a permanent catheter put in place. He has been hospitalized and put into rehab several times in the last 2 months and a catheter is being u...

    Judy’s Answer

    Your healthcare POA should be sufficient to grant you the authority to make decisions on behalf of your father. If the facility will not listen to you, get a lawyer involved and deal with their legal department.

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  • Can an employment lawyer get attorney's fees for suing my previous employer for not paying me?

    Long story short, small construction consulting company refuses to pay me. He owes me $198 which is not much of a contingent fee for an attorney. I can file a complaint with the IL Department of Labor, but my research indicates that they take a ...

    Judy’s Answer

    File an IDOL claim. You will not find a lawyer to take a $198 wage case. Best wishes.

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  • Can a company demand life insurance proceeds be returned due to an error on their part?

    Three & a half years after my mother in law died I received a letter addressed to me that the insured (my mother in law) on a policy may be deceased and to contact them. When I did they explained since my husband died 15 months after his mother th...

    Judy’s Answer

    Something does not seem right. Ask for detailed proof.

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  • Are civilian process servers allowed to display a fake police badge?

    A process server showed up at my apartment today. It wasn't concerning. What is concerning however is that when he knocked on my door, he presented a very plastic, faux looking Chicago Police Department badge. I expressed my doubts, and that I tho...

    Judy’s Answer

    A licensed process server might have some form of badge but it should not be a fake CPD badge. Call the police and report him.

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  • BCBS doesn't want to reinstate my policy even though the mistake was on their end,

    I have had a policy with BCBS through the marketplace for a while, it has always been set for EFT ( electronic fund transfer). after I added my son to the policy I had to call in to request the EFT again. So I DID. the representative told me that...

    Judy’s Answer

    Policies are not simply canceled with no notice. Once a notice i given, there is even a grace period. Too much information is missing. Please elaborate.

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