Judy A. Goldstein’s Answers

Judy A. Goldstein

Mokena Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

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  1. Divorce-related question. Am I able to file an appeal to a temporary maintenance order?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Judy A. Goldstein
    2. Wes Cowell
    3. Alan James Brinkmeier
    4. J. Richard Kulerski
    5. Andrew J. Harger
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    You cannot appeal a temporary order. You can file a motion to reconsider. Find a lawyer - Fast - and see if there is anything you can do. Perhaps your wife can be ordered to pay some of those bills You are right - You have been representing yourself poorly. If it's any consolation, whatever your job is, I could not do it. You shoulld not try to be your own lawyer. Best wishes.

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  2. How long to find a new attorney?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Judy A. Goldstein
    2. Wes Cowell
    3. Patricia A. Kalal
    3 lawyer answers

    Generally, by Supreme Court Rule, your ex has 21 days to find a new lawyer or to file a pro se appearance. Sometimes the court will allow 28 days but that is up to th eindividual judge. Your lawyer will know how to proceed whether or not your ex hires new counsel.

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  3. How long of waiting period before i beginning the Illinois expungment process. i was a first time convict of a class 3 felony

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Judy A. Goldstein
    2. Ted Harvatin
    3. Joshua Sachs
    4. Melissa I. Smejkal
    5. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
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    Felonies cannot be expunged.

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  4. I had a case settle over a year ago and the lawyer has still not released the settlement to me. What should I do?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Burton A. Padove
    2. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    3. Judy A. Goldstein
    4. Timothy Leo Bowden
    5. Daniel DeMaria
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    If your lawyer has spent your settlement money, he has committed a serious ethical/disciplinary violation. Go to www.iardc.org and follow the link to report him to our licensing board. Before you do that, make very certain of your suspicions as this is a serious matter.

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  5. I went to a Hospital ER room for diabetes related symptoms and severe depression and anxiety. They never took care of my mental.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Rixon Charles Rafter III
    2. Robert Edward Fenster
    3. Judy A. Goldstein
    4. David B Pittman
    5. Richard S. Johnson
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    You walked out. You cannot then sue. An emergency room is a setting where patients are treated in the order they check in, unless there is a dire emergency. You walked out so you were not treated. You have no basis for a lawsuit. You need to decide if you need mental health care or if you just want to sue someone.

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  6. Can the father still get joint custody?

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Judy A. Goldstein
    2. Gary L. Schlesinger
    3. Peggy Margaret Raddatz
    4. Joseph Pierce O'Brien
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    It is impossible to predict whether joint parenting will work in your situation. Apparently the father has an attorney and hopefully you do also. You will most likely be required to go to mediation. As far as joint custody is concerned, perhaps you do not understand the meaning of the term. Joint custody refers to the participation of the parents in making major decisions regarding healthcare, education and religion. Joint custody has nothing to do with where the child resides or with...

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  7. My 23yr. old son is charged with aggravated arm robbery which he had the gun on him he already on probation for a gun charge

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Judy A. Goldstein
    2. Elizabeth Marie Vonau
    3. Jerry A. Tuffentsamer
    4. Melissa I. Smejkal
    5. Joshua Sachs
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    Please refrain from discussing your son's case in any public forum as it might hurt your son. He should have an attorney who will be able to answer all your questions (or those of your son) in private. Your son is facing a serious Class X felony with additional time added to the Class X sentence.

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  8. Is an attorney needed when filing for Joint Simplified Dissolution of Marriage ?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Judy A. Goldstein
    2. J. Richard Kulerski
    3. Joseph Franklin Pippen Jr.
    4. John K Lassen
    4 lawyer answers

    You do not need an attorney to file for joint simplified divorce. However, there are strict guidelines before you can qualify. Please review those guidelines: http://www.cookcountyclerkofcourt.org/?section=SERVRESPage&SERVRESPage=7065 You will file in the county in which you resides, not the county where you got married. You cannot get divorced on a walk-in basis. Divorce might affect your application for cititzenship so you will want to ask that question of an immigration attorney.

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  9. If I have a sole custody, can I move my child to another state without asking my ex-husband.

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Judy A. Goldstein
    2. Nettie F. Sabin
    3. Anthony Robert Scifo
    4. Alan James Brinkmeier
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    If you are divorced, the father of your child is your ex-husband. In answer to your question, no, you cannot move your child out of the State of Illinois without permission of the child's father or an order of court. Before making any arrangements to move out-of-state, you should consult with an attorney. You can return to your former divorce attorney or seek the assistance of a new family law practitioner in your area.

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  10. Divorce - Court Order - disagreement regarding payment due

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Judy A. Goldstein
    2. Elizabeth Marie Vonau
    3. Wes Cowell
    4. Agnieszka Zielinski
    5. Joseph Pierce O'Brien
    5 lawyer answers

    There is no one to "clear this up with" in advance of court except opposing counsel. You will not be able to speak to the judge before your court date, and even then, it will be in the courtroom in the presence of your opponent. You need to hire a lawyer.

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