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Judy A. Goldstein

Judy Goldstein’s Answers

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  • Can the law enforcement lock you up after you done complied with their orders and let them search your house and they found noth

    Law enforcement didn't have search warrant but my mother let them search the house anyway and they found nothing she let them search two more times without a warrant they still found nothing then the last time they had a warrant and they didn't fi...

    Judy’s Answer

    If by locked up, you mean held for bail or after a bail hearing, then you can still be locked up if charged with a crime, even if nothing was found pursuant to the search warrant that was carried out. If you mean sentenced to jail or prison, that can only occur after a trial or plea. Either way, you need a lawyer, not an online Q&A forum and you should refrain from discussing your case here or anywhere else except with a lawyer.

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  • Petition to Modify Maintenance in the state of Illinois

    What type of proof I need to the court to show I want to modify maintenance at lease that's what the judge said that I need proof. I file a petition to modify and that's the answer I got .

    Judy’s Answer

    Wanting to modify and needing to modify are different. If there has been a substantial change in the obligor's income or in your needs, you should set pout the facts in your motion. You cannot simply say you want to modify maintenance. Beyond that, it is not possible to answer your inquiry here because we do not have the benefit of review of your divorce judgment to determine how, why and how much maintenance you were awarded. You really need to consult with a family lawyer, either the one who originally represented you or anew one. Seeking modification of maintenance is not a DIY project.

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  • Lost my Indian Passport

    Hello, I lost my Indian passport recently - I am applying for a new passport from Chicago, Indian consulate. I am on H4 Visa. I have an I94 until Aug 16th 2016 and H4 transfer/extension is in process. Question : 1) Once I get my new pa...

    Judy’s Answer

    This is an immigration question, not an aviation question. I will change the practice area accordingly.

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  • How do I preserve Facebook threat for evidence?

    I am afraid if I file suit that the perp will get it from the sheriff and then immediately clean up his Facebook page before I get into court. Is there such a way to ask for some sort of emergency order for Facebook to lock the account before the...

    Judy’s Answer

    You have no authority to seek locking a FB page. Take pictures of the questionable pages. Bring copies to the police. Let the police investigate. If you are considering seeking an Order of Protection, hire a lawyer unless you know how to get FB pages entered into evidence.

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  • For ease of reading, I'm trying to be as specific as possible below, about the newest Illinois eavesdropping law...

    Assuming everyone in this situation is a private citizen: If I am on speakerphone in a conversation, with somebody that I'm afraid of, and suspect that they will commit a crime against me, can I request that a friend record the conversation tha...

    Judy’s Answer

    Recording of the conversation cannot be legally made unless all parties to the conversation expressly agree to be recorded. If you are in fear, cease the self-help methods and contact the police. If you qualify for a no stalking order or order of protection, go to court and ask for same.

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  • Request for evidence in attached pages also include duplicate copies if you are requesting consular notification (i539)

    my i 765 application denied due to my school dso error , so i applied a i 290 b motion to reopen . but still its under pending from last 04 months (120 days) no action just update name changed . so i applied for i 539 for reinstatement for my non...

    Judy’s Answer

    This appears to be an immigration question. I will change the practice area to attract those who can best answer.

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  • How will a medical card affect child support?

    Working part time. 8mo pregnant. Will stop working temporarily when son is born. I plan on filing child support on my own. Dont want state agencies involved. Will need to apply for a medical card for my son until I can work full-time. Will that re...

    Judy’s Answer

    If you plan on seeking child support on your own and do not wish to get state agencies involved, then you also do not wish to seek a medical card. Make up your mind. As for child support, the father's net income from all sources will be considered. At this time, you do not even have a legally determined father. Will he sign the Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity? If not, you have to go to court to get paternity established. You really should consult with a lawyer. You do not really understand what needs to be done.

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  • Can a child request a Dna to see if one is his father

    Son wants proof of paternity

    Judy’s Answer

    Generally, a son cannot request a DNA test and cannot require proof of paternity. That is the job of the parents. The mother can file an action for paternity if the child is still a minor. If this is a similar question to the one asked earlier about the 30 year old son, the answer remains the same: The son has no standing to require the father to take a DNA test. Under rare circumstances - usually criminal or forensic in nature, the police or the state can require a DNA test to identify remains or for other related matters but otherwise, there are few if any civil reasons that a DNA test can be ordered, especially given the few facts presented.

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  • If there was no response to my summons does that mean the case was dismissed?

    I was a pedestrian involved in a car accident two years ago and the drivers insurance company kept refusing to pay out any settlement even though the proper documents were sent the statue of limitations was quickly approaching and I my doctor bill...

    Judy’s Answer

    The summons was returned not served. That is not the same as no response, which is not the accurate term for your situation. You need to have an alias summons issued. Better yet, hire a lawyer. You should have done that 2 years ago.

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  • If I divorce my husband of 3 yrs. will I be get half of the house even though he used his past wife life ins. $ for a down paym?

    We are currently seeking a divorce. I sold all my belongs from my past marriage because he didn't want them. So we have all his stuff in the house now. All I have is a couch and a kitchen table my son has up at college. He used his deceased wife's...

    Judy’s Answer

    There is no presumption in Illinois that each spouse will be awarded half the property. That being said, you may have a claim to a portion of the net equity in the home. That is entirely different from "half the house." If you are seeking a divorce, you should discuss this situation with your attorney. If you do not yet have an attorney, now is a good time to speak with several and hire the lawyer you like the best.

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