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Judy A. Goldstein

Judy Goldstein’s Answers

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  • Time frame to settle an estate that is not in probate. No probate involved.

    My mother's died 8 months ago. Sibling was appointed trustee of her estate. No probate involved. Trustee is sitting on a large sum of $$ and refuses to disperse or answer questions. Can I have Trustee removed.

    Judy’s Answer

    The trustee has a fiduciary duty to handle the trust properly. You are entitled to an accounting and if the trustee is not doing his or her job, options are available. Please consult with an independent estate planning or trust attorney for specific legal advice and guidance.

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  • Lawyer

    Hi my name is AdrianI have a situation here i put myself on child support 4 yrs bk didn't have a choice that was the only way i could see her. But ok she recently took her to California a week ago without telling me or didn't get any papers to s...

    Judy’s Answer

    Your situation is far too complex for this simple online Q&A forum. Speak to several attorneys and hire the one you like the best. Time is of the essence so you should act mmediately. If you do not know any attorneys in your area, you can click on the Find a Lawyer like the top of this page. You are fortunate that there are so many outstanding family law attorneys in the greater Chicago metro area.

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  • What happens if an investigation does not turn up enough evidence

    If someone is under investigation for a crime what are the possible scenarios if not enough evidence is found to file charges

    Judy’s Answer

    Depending upon the decision of the investigators as to whether a case can be filed, the possible scenarios are charges are filed anyway, the investigation is dismissed with no charges, or the investigation remains remains open and ongoing. The investigators will also consider the nature of the conduct under investigation.

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  • Does a mortgage company have standing to sue the Seller for a Deed Reformation?

    I sold a property to someone with title insurance . Now his mortgage company is suing me as the Seller for a deed reformation stating that the errors are a mutual mistake. But my purchase agreement is with the buyer. So doesn't the buyer have ...

    Judy’s Answer

    You need to return to the attorney who handled your original real estate transaction and prepare the closing documents for you.. If the lender is seeking a correction to title, it has an interest in the property and standing to file the action if you resist their efforts to cooperate without litigation. It is possible that this could be easily resolved. Speak to your former attorney and if you did not have one, then bring all of your paperwork to a real estate lawyer for further guidance and advice.

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  • If my first and last name are reversed on the case file, is it valid? (I.e. Cameron Kirk, instead of Kirk Cameron)

    I was eating in my car in a first preserve parking lot. First preserve officer approaches claiming to be asking about a lost dog. Says he smells cannabis, searches the car with no backup after being told no, and finds a small amount.

    Judy’s Answer

    The scrivener's error on the citation will not result in dismissal. Hire a lawyer.

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  • Do I need a lawyer and will this violation show up on my record? Can it be expunged or erased?

    I received a city ordinance 4,3,13c for drug paraphanelia possession in bensenville Illinois , I was originally pulled over for not using my signal (even though I didn't think it was required if I was in an only lane), will a city ordinance be on ...

    Judy’s Answer

    Many municipalities report local violations and especially convictions for purposes of background checks. Please hire a lawyer to minimize the damage and perhaps get your charges reduces. This notation on a check could impact your ability to sit for the CPA exam or receive your license.

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  • Do i need to go to court

    I want to move out of state with my daughter if we have no custody or visitation do i need to go to court

    Judy’s Answer

    Yes, you need to go to court, either with an agreed order or to go to hearing if your daughter's father objects to the move. You are always free to move but our daughter is a resident of this state and her removal requires court approval. This is assuming the child's father is legally as well as biologically the father. Since you have not mentioned whether you were ever married to the father and if not, whether he signed the Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity, it is not possible determine this based upon the facts you have presented. Nevertheless, you should hire a lawyer. Removal cases can become complex and often take a long time to complete. You will have to show that your move in in the child's - not your =- best interests.

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  • When my child goes to his fathers does the father have to be available for contact?

    My son's father has a crazy wife who stalks me and publicly disgraces me on social media, she made my sons father block my phone number from his phone because she's threatened by me, my question is when my son is with his father, is it legal to ke...

    Judy’s Answer

    If your parenting agreement or order permits phone contact during visitation, the stepmother should not prevent or block your call. Speak to your ex in an effort to resolve this issue. If your ex is so bullied by his present wife that he cannot control the situation, then perhaps it's time to return to mediation or seek the assistance of your former attorney. If you choose not to return to your former attorney, consult with several new ones in your area and hire the one you like the best.

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  • What type of lawyer do I need

    I was harrased by the owner of a company that i worked for. He verbally abused me and my fellow workers by calling us pu***es and stated that we had to deal with it because he was from new york. I told him that it was a hostile environment

    Judy’s Answer

    The owner's NY background has no bearing on whether he has harassed you From the few facts presented, it appears he was rude and unpleasant but without more serious allegations and/or damage, it appears you have no viable case for harassment or hostile work environnmet. If you have more substantiating facts, you might wish to consult with an employment attorney who handles harassment in the workplace. If this conduct continues, perhaps you and your coworkers might start looking for new jobs where you are more appreciated. Best wishes to you.

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  • Can I be scammed if I am buying a unit of an LLC for a start up investment of a company that is not yet operating.

    I have been offered to buy a unit at $10,000. The money will go into an LLC. This is a startup investment for a nightclub. I am curious if this company can legally just take my money and run and never start the business.

    Judy’s Answer

    Before investing in any new venture, you should Bring all paperwork including proposed contracts to A business our corporate attorney for a full discussion of your options and to receive legal advice geared toward your specific situation. This online Q&A forum is simply not adequate for your needs.

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