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Judy A. Goldstein

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  • Divorse. My husband keeps postponing a settlement. Can I get child support sooner before the court order?

    Divorse. My husband keeps postponing a settlement. He lives in VA, I live in IL. Since I hoped for soon settlement, I got an advice to shift the court date for Child Support petition consideration in IL further in time (is has been filed in IL). C...

    Judy’s Answer

    If you already have a case pending in Illinois, you cannot file a new case in VA. If you don't have a lawyer, you need one soon. If you do have a lawyer, insist that your case be addressed and disposed of ASAP.

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  • What is a law judge I've heard about criminal, administrative, and etc. but I don't know what that means

    I've heard of them all but I don't know what they mean I really want to know what a law judge is

    Judy’s Answer

    A judge is a judge. In Illinois, judges are either circuit judges or associate judges and can hear cases of any sort but may be assigned to a courtoom where certain types of cases are heard - criminal, family, equity, etc. Perhaps you are asking about an adminisitrative judge. Those judges have most of the authority of circuit and associate judges but preside over administrative matters and are often considered hearing officers. Why are you asking this question?

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  • Need/want to explore having a letter of agreement. I am a professional vocalist and currently in the process of recording a CD.

    Involved with a producer, audio engineer/director, musicians and recording studio's. At this juncture only working on verbal agreements while shelling out considerable amounts of money. In need of a letter of agreement ASAP. Thank you, J. Bash

    Judy’s Answer

    This forum is not a help wanted board. Also, the attorneys here are not permitted to solicit your business, That being said, you can click on the Find a Lawyer link at the top of this page and find many qualified lawyers available to assist you. Consider looking for entertainment or contract lawyers. Best of luck.

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  • Can my neighbor be held responsible for restricting my access to my garage & the damages (IE Costs) to build a new garage?

    The entrance to my garage is from a public alley. A grocery store also uses this alley. The delivery vehicles use this alley to get to the loading dock of the grocery store. The trucks either idle or park in the alley waiting to unload their deliv...

    Judy’s Answer

    This is basically a duplicate question. Please refer to the answer you received earlier or do as suggested earlier - Go see an lawyer in person and discuss your options and get legal advice geared toward you particular situation.

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  • How can I get a child support for my two kids from the biologocal father?He does not live in the USA.He lives in Bulgaria,Europe

    My kids and me live in Bulgaria since 2009. we can't go back to Chicago where we used to live because I can't afforded.I am american citizen,my kids are born in Chicago.The biological father is bulgarian and he bring us in Bulgaria to marry m...

    Judy’s Answer

    If you are not in the US with your children, there is nothing an American court can do to get you child support. Even if you move here with the kids, you might be able to get a support but will have an extremely difficult time enforcing that order. Plan on supporting your kids on your own.

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  • Can an 18 year old girl date / have sex with a 17 year old boy legally in Chicago, Il.

    I'm 18 and my boyfriend is 17. His mom doesn't want us to be together and she always uses the excuse that he's a minor, but he's only 1 year younger than me. She says if we don't stop talking to Eachother she is going to take legal action against ...

    Judy’s Answer

    There is nothing illegal about a 17 year old and an 18 year old dating. In fact, the age of consent is 17. The problem you have is your BF's mother who can continue to make trouble for both of you.

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  • Can someone tell me if my wife to be's parental rights were terminated as a result of an appointment of guardianship of a minor?

    I recently got engaged & my wife to be's 15 year old son lives with his grandparents, but she insists to him that I will be his dad once we are married. The grandparents have stated that they have guardianship & custody of the grandchild not her. ...

    Judy’s Answer

    Guardianship does not terminate parental rights. If your fiancee wants to terminate the guardianship and have her daughter live with her (and you) she should seek the services of an attorney to represent her in what appears to be already pending guardianship proceedings.

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  • Can I get my money back by law?

    My friend A started a new business. he has a partner B with him but every official ducument under my friend A's name . I wanted to buy a share from my friend A and I deposited a money in his business account without signing any paper. I explained...

    Judy’s Answer

    Not eough information is furnished to answer with certainty. One thing is for sure, though: You need to discuss your situation in private and in person with a business attorney rather than to rely on any information you might gather in this simple online Q&A forum,.

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  • Is this really serious? will i go to jail at all? Will this be on my permenant record? Am i a criminal? PLS HELP I AM SO SCARED

    Im 18 and it was the first day of college and the infamous parking was HORRIBLE, it took me 40 minutes to find a parking and when i did i was parking into the left side, i was really close to the left side of the parking lot too, as i was turning ...

    Judy’s Answer

    There is no need to be scared. It was an accident. Offer to contact the owner of the other vehicle and pay for the damage which is probably minimal. If yours is expensive, contact your insurance carrier but keep in mind you will still be responsible for the deductible. In the future you will need to plan a little better for parking as you now know how bad it is.

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  • Are the Legal Remedies to South Asian or some other nationality any different than somebody else ?

    I was communicated by a Legal Representative that since i am South Asian .. I would run in problems in that i would NOT be afforded Justice that would be awarded to some other person .. I believe everybody is equal before the law .and th...

    Judy’s Answer

    Run, do not walk, away from this legal representative bottom feeder. That legal representative is merely soliciting your business and preying on you because of your presumed ethnic or national origin. If you are experiencing problems at work, speak to a reputable employment attorney and not to someone who finds you by trolling court records or other public documents.

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