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Judy A. Goldstein

Judy Goldstein’s Answers

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  • Can I sue my family?

    I helped my family members clean there hoarded house, revamp there two businesses, and take care of to sick great family members. Not only that I was disrespect, got money stolen from me and had to share a room with a wild disrespectful teenager. ...

    Judy’s Answer

    As stated in your earlier question, you can sue anyone for anything, but the better question is whether you can win and if so, whether you can collect. From the facts presented, it does not appear you have a viable lawsuit unless you have some form of employment contract with your family.

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  • Must I reveal my "case law" supports in a PRE-Trial motion?

    I don't want to educate my opponent regarding my strategy and plan to bring up "case law" in my oral argument. But what scares me is that in my research on this site another person asked about what to do if the judge would not let them talk when ...

    Judy’s Answer

    New and novel caselaw from another state is not binding on Illinois courts. Furthermore, the practice of law is not intended to blindside your opponent. If you have caselaw, bring it with you to your pretrial conference but keep in mind another state's caselaw may not be terribly convincing to the judge.

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  • Is there any benefit for a defendant in a cross-claim to ask that the cases be separated? Or am I better off leaving it as is?

    I was worried that if the original case loses big that this will make my involvement in this look really bad. From the way it looks, the person that was harmed in the underlying case will win big based upon the way they lay it out in the complain...

    Judy’s Answer

    You have asked numerous similar questions. It is apparent that you are in over your head and should hire an attorney. As previously stated, a cross-claim cannot be bifurcated or separated into a new case. This online Q&A forum is not set up to teach you how to practice law. and is not adequate for your complex needs. You really need to do some serious research or consider hiring a lawyer.

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  • How can I get around not paying a rent increase?

    I live in Chicago, Illinois. Ive been renting a home for the past 3 years with no lease signed. Recently, the landlord of the home told me that the house is going up for sale in April/May 2016. In the meantime , he now wants me to sign a lease ...

    Judy’s Answer

    You have the right to refuse to pay the increase in rent. You are on a month-to-month lease and if you refuse to pay the increase or sign a new lease, your landlord has just as much right to evict you. Whether it makes sense or not to have other expenses, this is not your landlord's problem. You need to quickly find a new place to live.

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  • Will I be able to get temporary custody?

    Wife will be moving out. She works 3rd shift on 7 straight days then off 7 straight days. We have one son 4. I have been the primary caregiver. I give him all his baths put him to bed every night. I take him to all activities she rarely goes t...

    Judy’s Answer

    As of January 1, there is no such thing as custody in the State of Illinois. There is allocation of parental rights and responsibilities. Your question is too complex to answer without legal advice. You should speak to one or more attorneys and hire the one you like the best, especially if you are contemplating divorce.

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  • What happens if you cannot locate your spouse to serve divorce papers?

    Does the court system in Cook County Illinois attempt to locate him?

    Judy’s Answer

    The court system will not attempt to locate your spouse. You can hire a private detective to do a skip trace, or better yet, hire a lawyer to handle your divorce. Your lawyer will know how to either locate your spouse or serve notice by publication. Personal (or substitute) service is preferred to notice by publication as you will then have jurisdiction over property and assets as well. Speak to several lawyers and hire the one you like the best.

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  • Would I have a case if I decided to sue them for him threatening me

    Ok so I contacted a company regarding a credit card machine that I received from them I wanted to buy one but the sales rep tried to force me into a four year lease when I refused he threatened me he told me things like that he will do everything ...

    Judy’s Answer

    You have no basis for a viable lawsuit. Use a different credit card vendor. You already know the one you dealt with is unreliable and unprofessional. There are many good vendors out there who would be happy to have your business.

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  • My damage is $400. Do I have any chances to win in the small claim court? Is it reasonable to fight in court? Thank you!

    I was a resident at one of the apartment complexes for 3 years. At the moment of move-in, this apartment has been renter by my employer. Once I quit that job, the lease was reassigned to my person. No move-in inspection or renovation has been made...

    Judy’s Answer

    Sometimes justice costs more than it is worth. You can sue but there is no guarantee you will win. Furthermore, there is even less guarantee that you will collect even if you do win, especially if the company is in Florida. You might be best served to let go of the thought of a lawsuit and instead publish negative reviews abut the company all over the internet. Best wishes.

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  • Can I sue Bob rohrman kia dealership in Schaumburg illinois

    I live in Illinois... I purchased a used car from Bob rohrman kia in Schaumburg in sept. 2015, and during my purchase I paid for "doc" fees ..documentation fee......I financed the car through my credit union,,,,Bob rohrman knew that they had to se...

    Judy’s Answer

    You have a viable lawsuit against the dealership if you choose to file a lawsuit in lieu of returning your car. However, you should never publish personal information in a public forum such as this. Hopefully Avvo will remove the personal data to protect your privacy.

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  • What should i do, suspended from work but yet dont know if still being paid or still receive next up coming. check.

    I work in a restaurant, i was answering calls in the phone and one customer called about delivery times. I told him three hours, he then began to cuss at me, then asked about pick up times for our pizzas, i said two-two and a half hours. He then s...

    Judy’s Answer

    Perhaps you should speak to your employer to clarify what occurred and what decision should be made about your employment.

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