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Judy A. Goldstein

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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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  • If I make my website's homepage look a bit too much like Google's homepage, would I get in trouble?

    I am making a website that I think might infringe on Google's copyright. My site will have a mainpage with a 1-row textarea and another 2 input fields below it. You enter in a question in the top one, then add more info to the others. However, I a...

    Judy’s Answer

    If you think you are i danger, then you are. DON'T DO IT! Do you honestly want to go head to head with Google, he monster? They will wear you down and ruin you in no time. Go see an IP attorney and get advice so you can do things correctly and without risk.

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  • Illinois Appellate Procedure?

    After the appellants brief is filed, the appellees brief is due not to long after. My question is what happens when the appellee does not file a brief? Does the appellate court automatically grant the relief sought by the appellant?

    Judy’s Answer

    Regardless of the existence or nonexistence of a response or brief by the appellee, there is no guarantee that the appellate court will grant the relief sought as there is no such thing as default at the appellate level.

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  • Is there anyway to remove a delinquent tenant from a lease? Is there anyway to recoup the lost rent monies for back rent due?

    We have a roommate who has not been able to pay rent for two months; has not lived here in two months. Verbal agreement to continue paying rent, obviously not met. Other roommates in the townhouse have picked up extra rent so the lease is not viol...

    Judy’s Answer

    If the roommate is named in the lease, you could discuss with your landlord the possibility of removing him/her. However, if the rent is paid in full, the landlord has no basis for evicting the absent tenant. You might be best served by just letting the lease run its course and removing that roommate from the next lease if you choose to renew. Besides, if the roommate is gone, what action do you really think must or can be taken?

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  • Is this worth having a lawyer look into?

    For the past year I've worked in a hostile environment with a bunch of egos, narcissism, bullying, etc. After taking months of abuse I finally reached a point where I had to say something. I spoke with my manager and after us going back and forth ...

    Judy’s Answer

    It is unclear what action you think you should take but you certainly can consult with an employment attorney who represents employees to discuss your options and receive legal advice geared toward your particular employment situation.,

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