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Judy A. Goldstein

Judy Goldstein’s Answers

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  • Who pays for uncovered medical costs billed by insurance?

    My ex and I were never married but have 2 children together. Both my kids are currently under my health plan, but there is nothing regarding who pays the bill for uncovered expenses. My kids live with my ex and she has full custody. Should the bil...

    Judy’s Answer

    If medical and similar expenses are not covered by insurance, then there needs to be an agreement which is entered as a a court order, or if there is no agreement, the judge will decide for you. You need to hire a family lawyer to address this issue and get into court for entry of an order resolving how uncovered medical expenses are paid. It does not matter who receives the bills as long as they are paid.

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  • Visitation for biological parent

    My husband and I have had full legal guardianship for a little over a year now but have been raising our 3yr old for the past two years. Prior to her biological mother was incarcerated so my mother raised her from birth to 6 months then til she wa...

    Judy’s Answer

    The court will consider what is in the child's best interests. Hire a lawyer to help you respond and object to the motion or at the very least ask for limited and supervised visitation.

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  • My adult daughter gave me POA over finances, w/OBRA trust. Bank is demanding I sign Waiver of Liability to honor, seems hinky?

    My daughter has an OBRA trust and the trustee found out I was considering a lawsuit against the trust for never being paid as my daughter's full time caregiver, which was promised at the creation of the trust. Many other things promised have neve...

    Judy’s Answer

    What can you do? This simple online forum is in adequate for your needs. Go consult in person with an attorney who handles estate planning and knows trusts

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  • Was there neglect on the hospitals emergency room for not see me right away after my doctor called and told them to look for me

    I was in the waiting room for almost two hrs in pain and dehydrated with a ruptured appendix and was seen buy the people who take your temp and placed in back in the waiting room after I told them who I was and why I was there that my doctor sent ...

    Judy’s Answer

    This does not appear to be a medical malpractice matter and even if it were, without sufficient damages, you would have no viable action. Furthermore, you probably waited too long but if you wish to speak to an attorney, bring your medical records with you to discuss your options and receive further advice.

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  • Improper right turn resulted in a minor crash. Can i get it thrown out.

    i received an improper turn ticket that resulted in a minor accident. damages on my truck were non existent. the damages on the other car were isolated to the right front passenger side, no one was hurt. my question is i have three options on the ...

    Judy’s Answer

    Go to court. If the other side does not show up, there is a possibility the case will be dismissed. Otherwise asked for a trial and time to hire an attorney. Then come to court on the next assigned court date

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  • Can i get a protective order for my 17.5 yr old son against his father and how do i obtain one?

    There has been pushing, drinking with his father and him not taking my 17.5 son to school. He put my son on a way one ticket bus to see me and now once him back. I have enrolled him in school and he starts friday. I already put in for custody fo...

    Judy’s Answer

    You can seek an order protection for your son if the facts are sufficient to convince a judge that it is necessary. You need not hire an attorney to do there. Go to the. Courthouse where you reside in there are people there who will help you you will go before the judge the same days ago as soon as possible and get seek an emergency order protection. If granted, there will be a hearing date set for permanent (plenary) order of protection for your son.

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  • Can I get my traffic tickets thrown out?

    I was pulled over for an expired plate sticker, in the process I was given two other tickets taken to the police station and let go. The officers said it was because of that but the didn't see the rear of my vehicle because they only past the fron...

    Judy’s Answer

    If you are only questioning your expired plates, the sticker is not the only indication of expiration. If the officer in your plates, he would have known that they were expired. Since apparently they thought you were someone else, it's very likely they ran your plates.

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  • Grandparents bought a piece of farmland with house lot, verbally gave it to me, do I legally own it?

    When I was a child my grandparents bought 160 acres and verbally gave me the houselot. When they purchased it, they put my dad and aunts name on the deed. In 2010 after I got out of the Navy, I decided it was time to build a house. However, my gra...

    Judy’s Answer

    Unfortunately you are not on title to the real estate and it appears that your father and your aunt are. They are the legal owners and can evict you if they so choose. Your grandparents' verbal agreement years ago is of no value. On the other hand, if there is no lease agreement, your father and aunt cannot evict you for nonpayment although they can evict you for other reasons. You would be best served by speaking in person to a real estate attorney who can do some research to find out if there is any way to clear up or correct title. Otherwise, you might be best served by also speaking to a landlord/tenant attorney to discuss your options and get legal advice regarding your possession of the property.

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  • Father/son dispute over farmland rented to son, verbal contract with the landlord, father changed the terms without my ok.

    In 2008 I got the opportunity to farm 400 acres of the neighbors. I was using my dad's equipment in return for 25% of the income/expense of the land rented. I had an operating loan for $50k that my father co-signed for. It's a 3 year loan, after t...

    Judy’s Answer

    Your inquiry is far too complex for this simple online Q&A forum. The fact that your agreements with your father are verbal makes your situation even ore complicated and those with the lender also complicate things. Please bring your facts and any paperwork you do have to speak in person with a contracts attorney who is familiar with farm contracts or business litigation for more detailed guidance and advice.

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  • How do I make sure that my ex-wife will return my children to me? We have joint custody but the children are in school here.

    We were divorced in Indiana, but she lives in Michigan and I in Illinois now. She was supposed to put them in school but failed, so I have enrolled them here. How do I make sure she returns them to me so they can go to school here? Is there paperw...

    Judy’s Answer

    Your Indiana divorce must be enforced in Indiana unless one of you enrolls the case in your home state. It is unclear who is deemed the residential parent so the parenting agreement must be reviewed. If there is no residential parent designated, this could be problematic and you really need to get back into court as quickly as possible. A notarized statement will not be worth the paper it is printed on. A court order is what you may need. Go speak to an attorney who practices law in your county for further advice and guidance and to determine whether you should register your divorce in Illinois or return to Indiana for further court proceedings.

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