Judy A. Goldstein’s Answers

Judy A. Goldstein

Mokena Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

Contributor Level 20
  1. In case of divorce is my wife entitled to money from my personal injury settlement

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Judy A. Goldstein
    2. Gary L. Schlesinger
    3. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    4. Roger William Stelk
    5. Brian Heath Crockett
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    8 lawyer answers

    Yes, your wife might be entitled to a portion of your settlement, but that is not written in stone. Many factors go into the determination of if, and if so, how much. If you are in divorce proceedings, you need to discuss this matter with your attorney.

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  2. I would like to know how I can get a probono attorney for defamation of character and tort law? I have suffered mental anguish,

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Steven Charles Giacoletto
    2. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    3. Judy A. Goldstein
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Michael Ryan Juarez
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    Unfortunately, it is highly unlikely you will find an attorney to work for you without compensation. The type of case you describe is expensive and very time consuming.

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  3. Can I file bankruptcy for a $37,000 balance owed to CCS Installments for an accident I was involved in with no insurance in 2010

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Gary D. Bollinger
    2. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    3. Judy A. Goldstein
    4. Michael Shemtoub
    4 lawyer answers

    You need to discuss this issue with a bankruptcy attorney. Your debt is very likely dischargeable.

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  4. In the state of Illinois can an Attorney charge an hourly rate for travel to and from the court or just mileage?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Judy A. Goldstein
    2. L. Maxwell Taylor
    3. Paula Brown Sinclair
    3 lawyer answers

    The simple answer is - yes. The slightly longer answer is that you and your attorney should have signed an engagement letter (a/k/a retainer agreement) which sets forth how you will be billed, and how much you are to pay, as well as you and your lawyers' other rights and responsibilities. Please contact your attorney to discuss this matter. You should not be charged to talking about billing.

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  5. Are motels required to provide phones in the rooms?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. George Costas Andriotis
    2. Josh P Tolin
    3. Kelly Scott Davis
    4. Jeffrey Ira Schwimmer
    5. Judy A. Goldstein
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    I am sorry for your loss. Phones are routinely located in most hotel rooms but are generally not required.

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  6. Is it illegal to call someone an Fi'ing bastard in public after they yell & slander you first? I lost my cool but no threats

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Judy A. Goldstein
    2. Thomas O. Moens
    3. Edward Brandon Beckham
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Philip Anthony Fabiano
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    The language is rude and the owner is a jerk. Why you continue to patronize the restaurant is beyond comprehension. If people stop going there, he will straighten up his act or be forced to close his doors. The owner will not be able to have you arrested. Stay away from there. Plenty of other eating establishments would welcome your business.

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  7. I'm the plaintiff in the divorce against my wife. Can I throw out the complaint?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Judy A. Goldstein
    2. Ophelia Genarina Bernal-Mora
    3. Robert Alan Stavins
    3 lawyer answers

    You may withdraw your Petition for Dissolution. Do it by motion if you can, and send notice to your wife. If you have a court date coming up, the judge may allow you to withdraw your Petition by oral motion, but only if you wife also shows up for court. It is best to withdraw in writing with proper notice. The case will then be dismissed unless your wife has filed a Counter-Petition for Dissolution. A Counter-Petition is not the same as a Response.

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  8. We made a mistake.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Judy A. Goldstein
    2. Peggy Margaret Raddatz
    3. Joseph Henry Sparacino
    3 lawyer answers

    This is very unusual but it can be done. Go to the clerk of the circuit court where your divorce was heard and file a Notice and Motion to Vacate your Judgment. Do it ASAP and certainly no later than 30 days from yesterday. Both of you must appear in court on the designated day and tell the judge you wish to vacate your Judgment for Dissolution. If you do not wish to proceed with the divorce at all, whoever filed the original Petition for Dissolution should also ask to withdraw it. Then...

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  9. Original question regarding DUI

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Ted Harvatin
    2. Louis Joseph Meyer
    3. Barry Cahn Boykin
    4. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
    5. Jasen Bodie Nielsen
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    You did not ask a question, The DMV is known as the Secretary of State in Illinois. The SOS has hearing officers, not mediators. Have fun in law school.

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  10. Would the below described acts fall into the category of crime(escape) whatsoever? State or Federal Jurisdiction hereof?

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Judy A. Goldstein
    2. Nicholas Milan Loncar
    3. Anthony Michael Solis
    4. Stephen F Wallace
    5. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
    5 lawyer answers

    First of all, you need to stop posting any messages online or discussing your case publicly or even privately with relatives or friends This is not a private forum. You also need to arrange for a lawyer who practices in the county where your case is pending to that you can return and take care of the outstanding warrant. The longer you wait, the more difficult it could become for you. Consult with several and hire the experienced criminal defense attorney you like the best.

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