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Judy A. Goldstein

Judy Goldstein’s Answers

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  • ASYLUM

    My kids BOY AND GIRL are US citizen should we include them in our asylum case?

    Judy’s Answer

    Since your children are US citizens, they need not be included in your asylum case but should be mentioned in your application where appropriate.

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  • A US Govt. agency has cost me $$$ by their error and I want to recover losses and prevent future . What is best way to recover.

    Too many for this field

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    Not enough information is furnished to answer with any certainty. However, if you are considering suing a government agency, you need to speak to an attorney if you feel there is any basis for breaking the immunity barrier to such a lawsuit.

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  • Drug test.

    I was issued a random drug test at my job. When I questioned my supervisor as to why I was chosen she stated that it didn't come from her, an that it came from our parent company which is based in Louisiana. is it true that I can be issued a drug ...

    Judy’s Answer

    Unless a test is issued in a discriminatory manner or for an improper reason, a random test drug can be requested by your employer and you must comply. You went 2 years without a test. You could have been asked daily for months or years. Random is random. Hopefully the results were negative.

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  • DCFS, Alcoholic Mother, and Custody

    My mother has a history with both DCFS and alcohol. While I was deployed, there was an incident where DCFS had been called and my two younger brothers (8, 13) had been taken out of my mothers custody, temporarily being placed with an aunt. DCFS la...

    Judy’s Answer

    This online Q&A forum is not adequate for your needs. As much as JAG might want to help you, they generally do not handle complex family matters as those matters are very state specific. You really need an attorney who is licensed in Illinois to practice family law, and is experienced in dealing with DCFS. Please contact one or more lawyers in the county where your siblings are located. You might be able to seek guardianship of your siblings. There is an excellent resource at the Regional Service Office at Great Lakes. Try calling Tom Digan or someone in his office - (847) 688-4753 X 112. If they can't help you, they might be able to steer you in the right direction.

    Thank you for your service and for your interest in your siblings.

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  • If a statue has a degree of penalty (minor class4, felony class class2) Is it illegal to go immediately to the harshest of penal

    Husband in jail for driving on revoked driver license, went to jail in 2012 for a 9 months to a year

    Judy’s Answer

    This is a duplicate question. There is nothing illegal about sentencing a defendant to the maximum penalty even if the defendant is a first time offender.

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  • The father of my baby provides no money,smokes and hardly sees the baby. Can he get custody of my 6 month son?

    The father of my baby keeps threatening to take me to court because he says I'm not fair with my son. But he never sees our son. He does not financially support him although he's had 3 jobs from the time I was pregnant to my baby being 6 months ri...

    Judy’s Answer

    You can wait for the child's father to take you to court, or better yet, you can do that yourself to start getting child support. Assuming you were never married, the father is not entitled to any visits unless and until there is a court order for visitation. He will be ordered to pay child support though, and if he is not working, will probably be ordered to start a job search and keep a job diary. There is no way to predict the outcome of a custody case but in your situation, you will most likely have what you already have - custody. There is no such thing as full custody; the is sole custody and there is joint custody, and the only difference is whether one or both parents make major decisions regarding healthcare, education and religion. Beginning the first of the year, even this differentiation will be gone. Go speak to a lawyer. You will get better and quicker results than if you ask the state to handle your child support case. The state will not deal with any issues other than child support.

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  • The side of my car was backed into and the other party's insurance wont pay 100%

    As i was driving in an alley way a person backing out of his driveway failed to stop before entering the roadway and he backed into my car. His insurance stated that since there was a tree (trimmed high enough as not to block any views, AND about ...

    Judy’s Answer

    Turn over your claim to your insurance carrier and let them go after the other driver. Just because the other carrier says this was 10% your fault does not mean your carrier will accept that. In the end, if you are out your deductible, you can sue in small claims but your carrier might be able to recoup your deductible. Speak to your agent.

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  • I was at a job interview, and the employer asked to see my high school transcript. Isn't this considered discrimination?

    He doesn't really have a reason to see my high school transcript. And it can be kind of discriminating since he will probably only hire me if my grades were up to par for his standards, which has nothing to do with the job.

    Judy’s Answer

    There is no discrimination is a potential employer asking to see your transcript. There is no such thing as discrimination based upon poor grades.

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  • I missed my DUI intake appointment. Will I get a warrant?

    I had a DUI intake appointment yesterday morning but I was arrested at around 3am and my vehicle was impounded for 12 hours. I called and left a voicemail and explained what happened. My paper says failure to show is a direct violation of my court...

    Judy’s Answer

    Bring your proof of jailing and release to your appointment. Since you were arrested again. you need a lawyer, not an online Q&A forum. Discuss all your concerns with your lawyer and not in online or anywhere else in public or in private.

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  • If a statue has a degree of penalty (minor class4, felony class class2) Is it illegal to go immediately to the harshest of penal

    Husband in jail for driving on revoked driver license, went to jail in 2012 for a 9 months to a year

    Judy’s Answer

    A sentence of the maximum penalty for a first time offense is perfectly legal.

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