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Judy A. Goldstein

Judy Goldstein’s Answers

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  • How can I fill section C, No.17 at form i-130...for my kids?

    How can I fill section C, No.17 at form i-130...for my kids? Is I have to list my wife and all of my kids for every form?

    Judy’s Answer

    Answer all questions completely and accurately.

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  • Can I sue my family?

    Well my family has cost me college funds and torture plus labor.

    Judy’s Answer

    You can sue anyone for anything but the better question is whether you can win, and even if you win, can you collect. Not enough information is presented here to even answer if you have a basis for a suit, much less a viable lawsuit.

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  • Could I motion to have these charges dismissed for violating my right to a speedy trial / inability to give a fair trial

    I was arrested for unlawful possession of a controlled substance. They sent the substances off to the illinois crime lab and an attorney I talked to said it could take up to a year for the results to come back. If it does take that long, I lose...

    Judy’s Answer

    You should already have an attorney who is looking out for your best interest. You will not be denied a speedy trial if your attorney is properly defending you. As for the long wait for the return of test results, this is another matter to be discussed with your attorney.

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  • Am I responsible for the cuts that the person sustained? Who's responsible for repairing my broken glass?

    I hired a cleaning company who periodically sends a cleaning person to my home. On one occassion the person came, and in the process of cleaning my shower, shattered the glass door and got injured.

    Judy’s Answer

    This is a matter to be handed over to your homeowners insurance.

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  • The father of my son and I are seperating, never married, shared debt in my name he filed on his 13.3, can that work in my favor

    My boyfriend, and baby daddy, has been going through a divorce for the past two years. I know I have no right to shared debt responsibility because we were never married. the cards are in my name, but when he filled out his 13.3 he listed all of m...

    Judy’s Answer

    Your boyfriend is not entitled to list your expenses on his 13.3.1 disclosure. however, just because expenses are in your name may not mean they are not your boyfriend's expenses. His attorney should know how to address the issue of expenses. Rather than look in this online forum for an answer, your boyfriend should be addressing all of his questions to his own attorney.

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  • Why as the residential parent should I have to be responsible for all School expenses and extra-curriculars?

    My ex doesn't feel he is responsible to assist with paying school expenses and extra-curriculars. I have considered going back to court but he states a judge would not make him pay half of the above mentioned items because he pays the required 2...

    Judy’s Answer

    Not enough facts are furnished to answer with certainty. Were you ever married to your children's father? Is there an order for support? Is there an order that discusses how extracurricular and other expenses are to be paid? If there is no order providing for payment of additional expenses then child support is all the father is responsible for. The law changed at the first of the year. Stop taking legal advice from your children's father and go see a family law attorney (or more than one) to discuss your options and get legal advice geared toward your particular facts.

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  • What would be a reasonable price for me to get a lawyer to help me finish the H1B application process?

    Hey I am an international student looking for a lawyer to help with my H1B application. I'm in Chicago IL. I work and stay here. Computer Science major , Master. Working as a software developer. I would like to know what would be a reasonable pric...

    Judy’s Answer

    it is not possible to answer your question in this forum. Lawyers and law firms set their own fees. Call around and ask what various attorneys would charge you.

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  • How do go about getting visitation rights for my kids

    The mother and I were together but the relationship stopped and when I ask to come see my children I would get no answer to the question or it was I have something to do or if a date was planned at the last minute the date would change to another ...

    Judy’s Answer

    The first question we would ask is whether you are legally as well as biologically the father. In other words, did you sign the Voluntary Acknowledgement of paternity or were you deemed the father in a court of law? If the answer is no to both questions, you are not yet legally the father and have no rights. You must go to court for that determination. if you are already legally as well as biologically the father, you can seek allocation of parental rights and responsibilities under the new Illinois law. There is no longer the concept of custody or visitation. Please speak to one or more family law practitioners and hire the one you like the best to assist you. Absent any negative circumstances, you have every right to spend time with your children. You are also responsible for financially supporting them.

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  • Please let me have a sample of letter to delete "freeze" from credit reports.

    In 2009 I put freeze on my credit reports and now I need to take it away.

    Judy’s Answer

    It is not the purpose of this forum to draft letters for people. Go see a lawyer if you are unable to write the letter yourself.

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  • Will the Illinois Senate Bill 57 make it more plausible for me to gain some allocation of parental responsibilities?

    I would like to pursue a modification in allocation of parental responsibilities. With the Illinois Senate Bill 57 effective January 1, 2016, are the courts more likely to consider dividing up parental responsibilities if one parent already had so...

    Judy’s Answer

    If you already have appointments with "a few" attorneys, you really should wait to discuss this with them. This online forum does not take the place of face-to-cafe legal advice where the attorney has the benefit of review of all documents. If an order is already in effect and was entered under the old law, there will be no reason to change it unless there is a serious endangerment to the child or more than 2 years has passed since entry of the prior order and there is a substantial change in circumstances. Hire one of the lawyers with whom you consult and return to court is you wish.

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