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Judy A. Goldstein

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  • Can I move a custody hearing to the CORRECT county?

    Me and my EX both reside in Cook County ( although she is a bit closer to Du Page) but we both definitely live in Cook. She is trying to file in Du Page because it is more convenient for her. Can she do this? Can I petition to have the location mo...

    Judy’s Answer

    You ex (ex???) can file in DuPage. You can file motion to have the case transferred to Cook and since both of you reside in Cook you will likely win that motion.

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  • I want information on a divorce lawyer as well as child suport

    What are the fees and how do i go about getting custody of my son

    Judy’s Answer

    This forum is not a help wanted board. The attorneys here are not permitted to solicit your business. However, you can click on the Find a Lawyer link at the top of this page and find many qualified attorneys in your area available to assist you. You can discuss fees during your phone call or consultation.

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  • When a car is totaled in an accident can you sue the at fault party for a replacement vehicle

    My car was parked in the company parking lot the company van which was out of control hit my car in the rear and the insurance company totaled it I need to get a new car but I don't really I can't really afford the down payment is the company resp...

    Judy’s Answer

    File a claim with your insurance carrier and your carrier will go after the company.for your damages.

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  • Caught shoplifting but no court order.

    I had a friend who was recently caught shoplifting. She was a minor and my parents already paid the civil claim. She said that the store is not pressing charges at all but her parents will be sent a fine. My question is that it has been more than ...

    Judy’s Answer

    Your friend did not get a court notification because no charges were filed. It was an error for anyone to pay a civil demand and hopefully no further payments will be made. There is no fine except when imposed by the court.

    Please read: There is law in the state of Illinois which allows for civil action collection when there is a retail theft. Most people choose to ignore the demand. This demand is for money over and above any fine you pay in compliance with a court order. People may get a few more letters, each time asking for more, and then they stop. While the retailer can sue you, it is extremely rare for anyone to actually be sued. You do not owe any money unless you are sued and the retailer wins. This is a common ploy. Do not pay. If you do, you will be in the national retail theft database which could affect your ability to get a job and could impact your life in other ways. If you are uncomfortable, hire a lawyer and have the lawyer write a cease and desist letter. That should be the end of it.

    Here is a good article: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB120347031996578719.html

    The National Retail Theft Database is actually a voluntary list put together by different individual retailers. Further, any member that published the information on the list, can thereafter remove it. Therefore, if you wish to have the entry removed, as you apparently do, your best bet would be to write a letter to the manager of the particular store and inquire as to what it would take for them to remove the entry.

    Please go to this link:
    http://www.avvo.com/legal-guides/ugc/should-i-pay-the-civil-demand-letter

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  • MY MOTHER WAS PREMANENT RESIDENCE 73 DIED ON JULY 13 2015 THE HOSPITAL MAKE SOME MISTAKE WE PLAN TO FILE A LEGAL LAW SUIT

    HOW DO I INFORM USCIS ABOUT HER DEATH

    Judy’s Answer

    Despite all the other facts presented here, this appears to be primarily an immigration question. Therefore, I have added the practice area to attract the attorneys who can best answer.

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  • What would I have to write in my plea of guilt for a underage drinking ticket? I've never had to do this before.

    I'm not sure what to include in it at all. How simple or complex does it have to be?

    Judy’s Answer

    Who is asking you to write a plea of guilty? You might be better served by discussing your situation in person with a traffic attorney who can give you proper guidance and advice. Not enough information is furnished here to help you very much.

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  • I parked in a legal spot for an a series of days and due to a temporary police order my car was towed.

    I parked in a legal spot for a week because i was out of state and my vehicle was towed due to a temporary police order that was put in place to paint over the parking signs, now I'm looking at stotage fees and a towing, can i take any legal actio...

    Judy’s Answer

    What legal action would you be seeking? Apparently you violated a temporary local order while you were out of town but this unfortunate incident is not a defense and does not excuse you. You could try negotiating for a reduction in fines or fees but you will do so without any strong argument.

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  • Statute of limitations on bank overdraft.

    Overdraft was from a bank in Oregon in 2007. I now live in Illinois. Does s.o.l. of 10 yrs. for IL. apply to me or 6 yrs. In OR.?

    Judy’s Answer

    Not enough information is provided to answer. Are you asking from a civil or a criminal standpoint? Please provide additional details.

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  • My mother's guardian ad litem has been having continuances for over a year. She always tells the judge she hasn't had time.

    she always asks for more info then next court date hasn't had time to look at the paper work. So there is an other continuances. This has been going on since 10-2013. I had to hire a lawyer for myself and he's very little help. I know that the gu...

    Judy’s Answer

    This is a discussion you should be having with your lawyer. It does not appear that your mother has been inured in any way by the continuances so what protection does she need from the GAL? If you are concerned about the GAL's fees, they will reviewed by the other lawyers and the court and must be reasonable before the court will award or approve fees. If your mother is indigent, they might be ordered paid through the county. I know most if not all the court approved GALs in Will County and I cannot think of a single one who would delay a case without reason. Please discuss your concerns with your attonrery

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  • How much should it cost me to complete a probate petition in kankakee county for a $300k estate?

    including court fees and law firm fees.

    Judy’s Answer

    T^here is no way to answer your question completely. Court costs and filing fees are set by the court and you check therm online or discuss them with any probate attorney However, fees are set by individual lawyers or law firms Call around. Discuss your case with one or more seasoned probate lawyers and then hire the one you like the best. Fees will depend in part upon the nature and complexity of the case should be part of your discussion.

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