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Judy A. Goldstein

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  • How long after disparagement can person get sued (employment separation agreement)

    Separation contract had confidentiality and nondisparagement in it. Person did it anyway in an undeniable way. Cant unring that bell. Could hide out at florida home until statue limitations has passed to make service difficult but not sure how ...

    Judy’s Answer

    Your question is unclear. If you just want to know whether someone can avoid process by leaving the state, the answer is no. As for the SOL, breach of contract is 10 years.

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  • Can I avoid a prison sentence?

    So I have duel citizenship. US and Italy. I currently live in the US and am on probation. I'm fight a PTR for missing 2 court dates unintentionally and my offer is 4 years DOC. If I give up my US citizenship could I potentially avoid a prison sent...

    Judy’s Answer

    Giving up your citizenship will not affect your chances of going to prison. You have not provided enough information to respond with certainty about your chances for incarceration. In fact, you should refrain from any further discussion of your case online or anywhere else in public or in private except with an attorney. You badly need legal representation if you do not yet have a lawyer. Speak to several criminal defense attorneys and hire the one you like the best if you are not yet represented. If you cannot afford counsel, a PD might be appointed for you. You might also benefit from a discussion with an immigration attorney.

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  • Is it considered witness tampering

    I am currently involved in a civil matter with a former employer. One of my witnesses is currently incarcerated, and has been unable to parole due to a lack of a place to parole to. This has been the situation for this witness for almost a year no...

    Judy’s Answer

    This is a great question to ask of your lawyer. If you do not have one, you really need one ASAP. Your case is procedurally complex and unless you are a skilled litigator, should not be handled DIY. What you described is not witness tampering which does not even apply to your case a set forth here.

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  • I had a DUI five years ago and got court supervison for it now I had another one now and refuse to blow what will happen to me?

    Someone call and say I was driving bad and police found me pass out behind the wheel and didnt blow but did admit to drinking eariler that day

    Judy’s Answer

    Refusing to blow will not remove or reduce the charges and in fact could affect your license even more seriously. The fact that someone called about your poor driving is irrelevant. You need a lawyer who is experienced in handling DUI cases. Speak to several and hire the one you like the best.

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  • How much child support can a woman get from a man that is currently married with 3 children?

    I am in the military and married with 3 children. I got a woman that is not my wife pregnant (Due in nov). I am the sole financial provider for my family. additionally, I am scheduled to move overseas (end of Aug). I do not want anything to do ...

    Judy’s Answer

    Child support for the unborn child would be 20% of your net income. The mother of your unborn baby did not jeopardize your military career. You did that on your own by having an affair. You have already learned that members of the military to required to care for their dependents. The military takes this duty very seriously. Your failure to sign a voluntary acknowledgement of paternity will not eliminate your responsibility for child support if the child is, in fact, yours. You will be required to take a paternity test, even if you are overseas. You may hire a lawyer who practice in the county where the case is heard, once a case is filed. You may be entitled to a delay but not dismissal based upon the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act. Speak to JAG for more detailed information and to discuss your options.

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  • What are the laws regarding questioning a minor without a parent present in illinois?

    My 14 yr old niece is currently in a situation in which she's possibly being charged with being an accessory to burglary. The police questioned her without either one of her parents present (her grandfather was with her), and she said they made he...

    Judy’s Answer

    There is no way to answer your question given the few facts presented and you should refrain from any further discussion of this matter online or anywhere else in public or even in private except with an attorney. Your niece's parent or guardian should seek the services of a criminal defense attorney for your niece and no one, including your niece, should speak to law enforcement or any other investigator or prosecutor unless and unless and until your niece has receive legal advice.

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  • Does a notorized letter work for court and dcfs

    Me and parents of my niece signed a notorized letter for me to take guardianship of niece when born and we filled for guardianship. Dcfs stepped in and took her into protective custody we go to court tomorrow with them is my notorized letter still...

    Judy’s Answer

    Your notarized letter, if permission is given by a parent for guardianship might be slightly helpful, but you should have planned better and hired an attorney to help you. Sometimes DCFS will back down when a family member wants to take guardianship, but other times it will not. It depends upon the case, the location, the caseworker, etc. Do not sign a safety plan or anything else offered by DCFS. Ask for time to hire counsel if at all possible. Then hire counsel.

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  • Was fired on the point system,lost all 3 hearings,union doesn't want to arbritrate,should i get a lawyer, and what kind?

    i had doctors statements for a couple of missed days,other times late due to transportation

    Judy’s Answer

    This is one of three identical posts. Please read the answers you received here and to your other 2 messages. There is no need to post multiple times. Please have patience. The volunteer attorneys answer when and if they can.

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  • How do I go about getting guardianship of my nephew?

    The mother of my nephew has never been in his life since day one, but yet she still has gotten snap benefits from him in Missouri, claimed him on taxes, and is going after my brother for child support. My brother is currently incarcerated. Before ...

    Judy’s Answer

    You most certainly should file for guardianship of your nephew if he has lived with you all this time. The mother might contest since she will lose her meal ticket, which is why you should hire a good lawyer to help you handle the process properly. Your brother's consent to the guardianship will help but does not make your case a slam dunk, even though it is heavily in your favor.

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  • How do I know if I have a wrongful termination case or if this is just an at-will employer that didn't want me there anymore?

    Hi, I was abruptly fired last week. I reported my manager to HR in may, which caused a very hostile environment and then 2 write ups and a final termination. I was written up for something I did once, something that my male coworker does on a cons...

    Judy’s Answer

    There are many attorneys who will consult with you to discuss whether you have a case, but it is possible you do not, since, as you stated, you were an at-will employee. To locate lawyers with whom you can speak you could contact your local bar association or click on he Find a Lawyer link at the top of this page. In the meantime, file for unemployment compensation and start looking for a new job.

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