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Judy A. Goldstein

Judy Goldstein’s Answers

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  • Can DCFS remove my granddaughter from my home without having a case against me as long as they have a case against my daughter

    I obtained gaurdianship of my 2 year old granddaughter in April. She has been with me in my home since then. My daughter was involved in an incident with her othwr child on June 27th. DCFS removed my grandson at that time, then shiwed up here with...

    Judy’s Answer

    You are under no well legation to sign or agree to a safety plan and in fact should not do so before for speaking to an attorney who is experienced with you and with DCFS. See if it is cannot force you to take on additional children although it may be something you may choose to do. Please speak to an experienced lawyer immediately.

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  • I'm paying child support for one job because of an iwo form being sent out. Will an iwo get sent if I get a second job?

    I'm in arrears for more than 12 weeks. I want to know if an iwo will get send out automatically to my second job, or if my ex would have to let them know before it is sent out.

    Judy’s Answer

    Income withholding orders are not sent automatically. However, you should contribute additional money to your arrearages in order to reduce them quicker if you are not earning more money.

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  • Can my ex become responsible for my mediation fees if she chooses not to participate?

    In court, I petitioned for a modified parenting schedule changing pickup/drop off times. The judge ordered mediation due to my ex not wanting to agree. She claimed she'd be homeless if she had to pay for it. The Judge ordered her to pay an equa...

    Judy’s Answer

    If no mediation took place, a mediator should, upon request, refund the retainer you paid.

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  • How do I file in Small Claims Court when person has moved to a different state?

    Sold a van to friend/coworker. No payments have been paid on our agreement. SHe has now moved to Spartanburg, NC. I am in Batavia Illinois. How do i file in another state and if I win garnish wages?

    Judy’s Answer

    This is not a lemon law question. That being said, hopefully you have paperwork regarding sale of your vehicle. If not you could have difficulty collecting.

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  • If you sign a contract at a car dealership for a used car, are you legally obligated to purchase the car if you haven't paid yet

    I went to a used car dealership and signed all the documents to buy the car, but I have not given my payment or taken the car. Am I legally obligated to purchase the car or can I still back out of the deal? If I can still back out, will I have t...

    Judy’s Answer

    Without reviewing the purchase contract it is impossible to answer with certainty. Read your contract thoroughly and if you still do not understand bring it to an attorney for more guidance and advice.

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  • Is it too late to ask for my debt in writing before making any future payments?

    I already set up a payment and payment arrangement but after consulting with my husband he said that I should have asked for my debt in writing.

    Judy’s Answer

    Not enough information is furnished answer you with any certainty. Is this a private loan or a loan from a company or agency? How much longer will it take you to pay off the debt? What are the terms of the loan? These are details that should've been worked out before you took out the loan

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  • My sister and family are beign harrassed by the father of her son , he uses police reports to get her in trouble stold her phone

    Put picture of her online with a fake profile claiming to be his cousin then he from his Facebook supposedly told his cousin to take them down. The cops don't arrest him because he made a report that my sister scratched him but he left her bruises...

    Judy’s Answer

    Your sister needs a lawyer, not an online Q&A forum. There is little we can do here to guide her.

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  • What is the best type of attorney for my legal problem?

    In March, my 4 year old accused my ex of sexually assaulting her, after leaving his home. I immediately rushed her to an ER. The hospital contacted DCFS and they started their "investigation". I did not seek legal counsel, nor file suit, as I was ...

    Judy’s Answer

    You need a family law practitioner. Most experienced family lawyers handle custody, divorce, child support, child abuse, etc. Speak to several. Hire the one you like the best. Do not delay! If the lawyer has experience with DCFS, all the better.

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  • Who is responsible for repairs, hiring the right carpenter and how should I handle the process in repairing damages??

    I rented a furnished room in my home on a month to month basis. The renter stayed with me only three months, & she did give me the 30 day notice before vacating the room. The tenant & I did our inspection and we both found she made several water ...

    Judy’s Answer

    Carpenters do not generally repair furniture scratches. That being said, either of you can make the repairs but you can insist on using your choice of workers if you are not comfortable with your tenant/s As a compromise, why not get an estimate and simply deduct the cost from the security deposit? Your tenant may agree to that.

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