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Judy A. Goldstein

Judy Goldstein’s Answers

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  • Is District Attorney elective or appointed position in IL?

    when election is held by?

    Judy’s Answer

    There is no district attorney in Illinois. There is a state's attorney and many assistants. The SA is elected, generally every 4 tears in the fall elections. The assistants are hired/appointed.

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  • Due process in termination of parental rights trial in chicago

    can the states attorneys office call parents as 1102 and 1103 witnesses what does this mean. can there office proceed with the trial without the courts giving the parents 21 days to find another attorney upon an attorney withdrawing off a case due...

    Judy’s Answer

    1102 refers only to criminal proceedings. The parents can be called as adverse witnesses in a contested adoption proceeding but this is usually unnecessary. A minimum of 21 days is permitted when an attorney is granted leave to withdraw. Discovery is available. Free transcripts are not, unless a prior order has been entered which allows the party to proceed as an indigent person

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  • Barking dogs

    Neighbor has 6 dogs that will wake us up barking, not ever morning, once or twice a week. They also bark at us when we are in the swimming pool in are backyard and anything that moves.

    Judy’s Answer

    You did not ask a question, but call your village/city inspector and the police. The police may deal with the nuisance if you call each time about the baking. There probably is a limit on the number of dogs permitted per household. The police and/or the city may address that issue as well.

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  • Should I petition the court to stop visitation?

    My ex lives with his mother, he is $6,000 behind in child support he intimidates and bullies me into doing whatever he says still 3 years after divorce! He lived in apt I had to buy food so my boys could stay the weekend. Then he got kicked out hi...

    Judy’s Answer

    Do you honestly think you are going to get sufficient advice and instructions in this simple online Q&A forum? You need a lawyer not the internet. There are many great family law attorneys in the Sangamon County area. Speak to several and hire the one you like the best.

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  • What needs to be done before I move to another state as the custodial parent and receiving child support?

    I plan to move with my new family to another state and the father just has a court ordered visitation and pays child support. He gets her during the summer months and we split birthdays and holidays. will I have to take him to court or notify some...

    Judy’s Answer

    Yes, you must notify the father and get a modified court order. In most cases you must provide 6 months written notice of your intent to move. You need a lawyer, not an online Q&A forum.

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  • How can my daughter get her child from ex boyfriend?

    My daughter and her ex boyfriend had a child together in Illinois. He's on birth certificate but they weren't married and there isn't a custody agreement. They lived together with her mother until they had to leave. They agreed he would take the s...

    Judy’s Answer

    The father has as much right as the mother to have the child. Your daughter can return to Illinois and hire an Illinois lawyer. Otherwise, in 3 months, MI will be the child's home state and all court proceedings will must be held in Illinois. As it stands, the father can try to establish the child's residence in MI after the child has been there 6 months. Your daughter needs to return to IL and hire a lawyer or she could be out of luck.

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  • Is there any way to recover money from a home I don't own?

    My brother passed in Illinois in 2006. Owned home in Illinois. Several years later, property came up for tax sale. My mother redeemed it. Mother paid property taxes I maintained house. Mom wanted property sold in 2015. House was listed in Oct...

    Judy’s Answer

    Go see a lawyer right away. You may be out of luck. The assessor was under no obligation to contact your mother. Tax bills are generated mechanically. No one usually checks to see where they go or who pays them.

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  • Parole hold

    i filed a false report on my bf and now hes locked up and has a parole hold what can i do to make things right?

    Judy’s Answer

    Before you do or say anything else, consult with an attorney. You have opened yourself up to possible criminal charges. If you want to make things right for your boyfriend, do so after consulting with a lawyer.

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  • Wife want a divorce. Said she's going to take the kids and move them to a different state and a new school. Can she do this?

    My wife wants a divorce we've been fighting for a year-and-a-half. Nothing's gotten better she's drinking like crazy I cannot trust her at night when I'm at the firehouse. I constantly find empty cans and bottles of alcohol

    Judy’s Answer

    Yes she can do this if you don't prevent it. Speak with a lawyer right away. You need to take care of this matter before your children are improperly removed or remain in an unsafe environment with their mother. This simple online forum is not adequate for your needs. There are many fine family law attorneys in the greater Chicago metro area. Speak to several inland hire the one you like the best.

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  • My daughter in law dropped my granddaughter off. She has a burn on her hand from the stove. I believe she is not watching her.

    Well enough. Can i call child services, and what will they do? She also has a couple bruises.

    Judy’s Answer

    If you wish to call to DCFS, be prepared for an unpleasant investigation of your daughter-in-law, the child, and the child's father. How old is the child? How do you know the burn was from the stove? Do what you need to do to protect the child.

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