Silly State Laws
November 30th, 2015
To get you scratching your head, here are a few silly state laws for your entertainment:
– Newlyweds in the U.S. Virgin Islands, after getting married, must go promptly to the court clerk so that the wife can change her last name to her husband’s. The law requires the wife to change her name.
– Alabama’s constitution still requires that public schools be segregated, separating the white children from the colored children.
– In Michigan, it is a crime for a man and a woman to live together. Anyone convicted of this crime can be jailed for up to one year and fined up to $1,000.
– A person cannot buy the following items in New Jersey on a Sunday: alcohol, clothing, furniture, home furnishings, and appliances.
If you have been charged with a crime that you believe is silly, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at www.Hoorfarlaw.com.
Receiving Unsolicited Faxes
November 25th, 2015
Businesses who send faxes to people who did not request them or who did not authorize them can be held liable for violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Recently, in New Jersey, a commercial roofing company was fined $22 million in a class action lawsuit against them for sending unwanted faxes.
If you believe you need assistance with a lawsuit, feel free to contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or www.Hoorfarlaw.com.
Act Fast When Suing for Fraud
November 24th, 2015
When a fraud has been committed, you must sue in the state in which the fraud occurred. This means that you are governed by that state’s statute of limitations, meaning time limits. When suing for fraud, your time limit starts ticking away when the facts constituting the fraud are discovered. So when you learn of a fraud that has occurred against you, speak to an attorney right away.
If you are a victim of fraud, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or www.Hoorfarlaw.com.
How Does Your Credit Score Rank?
November 20th, 2015
According to Money.com, the average credit score in the United States is a little bit below 750. If your credit score is not up to par, here are a few things you can do to increase your score:
- Dispute anything on your credit report that you believe is incorrect.
- Do not max out your credit availability.
- Never make a late payment.
- Always pay as much as you can towards the balance.
If you have debt issues and are needing assistance, feel free to contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or www.Hoorfarlaw.com.
Terminating Parental Rights in Missouri
November 18th, 2015
Missouri allows the termination of parental rights when there is a legal basis and it would be in the best interests of the child. A parent, who is given a list of items to correct by the state, can lose their parental rights if they fail to correct the items listed by the state. Some examples of items that the state may want corrected are drug problems, missed visits with the child, failure to change a bad lifestyle, or criminal activity.
If you are asking for, or facing, a termination of parental rights, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or www.Hoorfarlaw.com.
Asking for Your Lawful 20 Minutes
November 17th, 2015
If you are pulled over for a DWI or DUI in Missouri, and you ask to speak with an attorney, the police officer must give you at least twenty (20) minutes to contact an attorney. If you request to speak with an attorney and you are not given the minimum twenty (20) minutes, then your DUI or DWI charge must be dismissed.
If you have been charged with a DUI or DWI and would like some help, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or www.Hoorfarlaw.com.
Divorce Must be Fair and Equitable, Not Equal
November 16th, 2015
Missouri law states that the division of property in a divorce by a Missouri court must be fair and equitable, but does not have to be equal. The property division must take into account the education, employment, and income situation of both spouses before making a property division decision.
If you are facing a divorce and would like some assistance, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or www.Hoorfarlaw.com.
Losing Your Daycare License for Failure to Pay Taxes
November 13th, 2015
In a recent Missouri case, a Missouri resident learned that her license to operate a daycare can be taken by Missouri for failing to pay her utilities and her federal taxes.
If Missouri is attempting to take your professional license away and you would like some assistance, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or www.Hoorfarlaw.com.
Paying to Pay our Child Support
November 12th, 2015
Missouri law states that a person can be fined, up to $500 per violation, each time they violate a child support garnishment order. If you are ordered to pay child support, make sure that you comply with that order until you are able to amend the order through a child support modification or you are able to terminate the order.
If you need assistance in enforcing a child support order or assistance in lowering your child support, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or www.Hoorfarlaw.com.
Falling on Ice on the Way to Work Could Get You Some Money
November 11th, 2015
In a recent Missouri worker’s compensation case, an employee was able to file a worker’s compensation claim against their employer when they fell on the icy parking lot of the employer. Be careful this coming winter, but also be aware of your rights if something were to happen.
If you have been injured on the job and would like some assistance, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or www.Hoorfarlaw.com.