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Judy A. Goldstein

Judy Goldstein’s Answers

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  • Can someone bring me to court for recieving texts from my phone when it was stolen?

    My phone was left at McDonald's and then someone used it to text multiple numbers (none which I knew) some harsh words. I am from Chicago and most of the numbers texted had Michigan area codes. Once I got my phone back (using the app Find My iPhon...

    Judy’s Answer

    Is is extremely unlikely that you will be sued. Do not respond to any texts or phone calls from this person.

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  • Child custody and child support motion in 4 days.

    My husbands ex wife is petitioning to raise his child support cause of him getting a new job in January of this year. His 15 year old daughter (1 of 3 children)has just decided she wants to live with us. Is it a good idea to get a lawyer and try t...

    Judy’s Answer

    It is always a good idea to hire an attorney to respond to the petition for increase in child support. As for a change in custody, your husband's daughters desire to move into your home is only a small factor. You will not automatically "get "50/50 custody merely because you ask for it Your husband should speak to one or more family law attorneys and hire the one he likes the best.

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  • I recently was employed at a collection I have a misdemeanor theft on my criminal record which I disclosed before taking the job

    Nine months later they fired me for the very thing I disclosed from the beginning and now they are fighting my unemployment will they deny my benefits for this

    Judy’s Answer

    Since your employer has appealed your entitlement to unemployment compensation, you will probably have an administrative hearing. You would be best served by consulting in person with an attorney who handles employee unemployment compensation claims

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  • Employment/Labor Law inquiry

    If an employer forced assignment requires an employee to take on different duties in a new position (new title). And the position is at a higher pay grade; but the employer fails to pay the employee at the higher pay grade amount. Is the employer...

    Judy’s Answer

    If you are protected by a union contract which addresses pay grade and job status, then you may have a viable action. Otherwise you may have no recourse but you should speak in person to an employment attorney who can give you guidance and advice based upon your specific employment situation.

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  • The admin.judge has scheduled a status conference date for my case which is now remanded back to agency. What happens now?

    I had a admin. Law review case in circuit courts, it is now remanded back to agency.The administrative law judge has scheduled a status conference date. What happens on a status conference date, do I need to give all my evidence that I have at thi...

    Judy’s Answer

    Generally evidence is not presented at a status hearing, but rather a report from the parties is provided about the status of the case. It is possible recommendations may be made and further deadlines set. Without knowing more details of your case, it is impossible to answer with any more detail.

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  • Is this wage discrimination

    I am an older black male who have work on my Job for two years on third shift. Then the Company hires a younger ( about 15 years younger ) white male with no experience or certification on first shift ( my company has shift premium ) and pays hi...

    Judy’s Answer

    Assuming you are not protected by the union contract your employer has the right to hire anyone and place an employee on any shift assignment and at any wage rate unless you can show that your employer discriminated against you based upon your age and/or race, You have little if any recourse other than to seek a shift reassignment or a payraise. That is not to say you will be approved for either.

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  • US citizen planning to marry a Brazilian in Brazil. Will our marriage be recognized when coming back to the US?

    Are there any steps we need to take to ensure it is recognized in Brazil? Will my spouse have to file any visa forms when arriving in the US?

    Judy’s Answer

    If your marriage is valid under Brazilian law, it will be recognized there. If your Brazilian marriage is valid, it will be recognized and deemed valid in the United States for consideration of immigration status and other purposes. You should speak in person to an attorney who handles immigration matters for further details and advice.

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  • Credit card debt, can't make payments

    Because of our family's recently reduced income (husband is sole provider), I am not able to pay my credit card anymore. I am unemployed with no assets. I tried asking the company for a lower APR, but did not succeed. What are some good ways to ne...

    Judy’s Answer

    Without more facts about your financial situation, it is impossible to answer with certainty. You would be best served by consulting in person with a collections and/or bankruptcy attorney. It is very possible your consultation would be free and you would receive advice and guidance geared toward your particular circumstances.

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  • If I turn a mobile home into real property instead of personal property, will the mobile home zoning regulations apply?

    I need to know if I turn a mobile home into a permanent home (remove axles, hitch and place it on a concrete foundation), which will make it real estate instead of of personal property, do the mobile home zoning regulations apply once it is perman...

    Judy’s Answer

    You cannot truly transformed the legal character of a mobile home from personal to real property. Merely making it a fixture on the land does not entitle you to treat a mobile home as real estate.

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  • If a corporation was dissolved in 2014 and was sued in 2015, can the judgment creditor collect?

    I buy judgments from people. A buisness was awarded a judgment from a corporation less than a month ago. Litigation began in April of 2015. Upon researching the judgment, i found the corporation was involuntarily dissolved in 2014. My question is...

    Judy’s Answer

    Whether you are able to collect a judgment from a now defunct business organization depends upon whether you are able to collect from the underlying owners or incorporators. Not enough facts are presented here to respond with certainty. Under the circumstances, you would be best served by discussing your situation with a business law or collections attorney.

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