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Judy A. Goldstein

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  • If I change employers on H-1B, how long can I take before I need to start with the new employer?

    I am currently working for employer A on H-1B, and have an offer from employer B. However, I may not be ready to start working with employer B immediately. My questions: 1) If employer B files a new H-1B petition and I leave employer A right a...

    Judy’s Answer

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

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  • Do I have to pay 2015 taxes on a home that I am buying contract for deed and didn't sign papers til June 1, 2016.

    Seller says it is legal to subtract 2015 and first half of 2016 property taxes from sale price and I pay him when taxes come due.

    Judy’s Answer

    Your question is a bit confusing but you as the owner will pay the real estate taxes (or giver their buyer credit) until you transfer title to the buyer through a deed. The only exception would be if there was some provision in your contract to the contrary. Hopefully both of you had legal representation at the time you entered into your agreement.

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  • Can I walk out on my house and foreclosed?

    Dear Sir/Madam In 2006, I bought a house in Carbondale, Illinois, for $360,000. At present, I own $241,000 on the house to the bank and did not pay my loan (amount of $2,300 per month) for the last two months. I filed a hardship application form...

    Judy’s Answer

    Notwithstanding all the information you have furnished here, this simple online Q&A forum is not adequate for your needs. You should consult with one or more foreclosure attonreys to discuss you particular situation. Mostly likely the consultations will be brief but at no cost to you.

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  • Can I record a conversation between myself and a business representative in my home?

    My wife and I are currently engaged in a dispute with a local flooring company. We had an installer come to our home to look at a couple places on our laminate floor where it is peaking, and the installer explicitly said it was installation error....

    Judy’s Answer

    Unless all parties to a conversation expressly consent, you cannot audio record the conversation. You have misinterpreted the unconstitutionality issue.

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  • Will I be extradited for a traffic violation

    I have 3 tickets reckless driving speeding and expired plates I live in Illinois and the tickets are from Indiana

    Judy’s Answer

    While it is not likely you would be extradited for traffic violations, your Indiana citations will affect your Illinois license and you will probably not able able to renew it without taking care of the Indiana tickets.

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  • Can I scrap my car if I'm on chapter 13 bankruptcy?

    I own a car that is junk. It is my own car and it's not worth anything at all. My lawyer said it has no value. I'm about to file chapter 13 bankruptcy. I wanted to see if I could scrap my car that is mine and don't own anything on it if I'm filing...

    Judy’s Answer

    You have a lawyer. That is a great question to ask of him or her. All questions about your Ch, 13 should be addressed to your lawyer.

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  • Can a car dealership "buy back" a deal made with me and the bank because I wasn't able to pay the down payment on time?

    I recently purchased a vehicle and told them I could bring the 1700 down payment to them in a week. The paperwork reflects that the down payment was made in full in cash and they even told me to lie to the bank and tell them I paid it. Unfortunate...

    Judy’s Answer

    There has been a mutual failure to comply with the agreement. The dealership stated something in good faith which turned out to be untrue. You failed to come up with the funds that you promised to pay. You cannot ask for an additional 2 weeks. The dealership trusted you and you failed them. Yes, they can rescind the deal. You are not entitled to any further entitlement.

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  • How do I file Section 337 complaint ? And how much it is going to cost me in legal fees ?

    Hello Avvo community, I am looking for experienced lawyer who has previously filed 337 complaint with ITC. I have Utility Patent in place and would like to prevent infringing articles entering US. Please reply in your earliest convenience

    Judy’s Answer

    This is a simple Q&A forum and not a help wanted board. Also, 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 to locate many qualified lawyers available to assist you.

    Best of luck.

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  • Can I sue my landlord

    My landlord has failed to repair any of the things we asked to repair, she's failed to do anything about the noisy neighbors, she shows up without a notice which is not in the contract. Would I be able to have a case against her.

    Judy’s Answer

    Under many circumstances, Chicago tenants can seek relief under the Chicago Landlord Tenant Ordinance. Read it and then consult with a Chicago Residential Landlord and Tenant Ordinance. Read the pertinent arts and/or discuss your situation with a landlord/tenant attorney who handles Chicago matters. http://www.amlegal.com/nxt/gateway.dll/Illinois/chicago_il/title5housingandeconomicdevelopment/chapter5-12residentiallandlordsandtenant?f=templates$fn=default.htm$3.0$vid=amlegal:chicago_il

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