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Archive for January, 2017

Internet Pimping

January 31st, 2017

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Carl Ferrer, the CEO of backpage.com, is being charged with operating the website as an online brothel that facilitates sex trafficking.  California authorities are charging Mr. Ferrer with conspiracy to commit pimping and pimping a minor.

If you have been charged with a crime, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at www.Hoorfarlaw.com.

Stealing Nothing is Still Stealing

January 30th, 2017

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Missouri courts have held that the crime of stealing involves taking property that is not yours.  It does not matter if the property is valuable or has no value.

If you have been charged with a crime and need assistance, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at www.hoorfarlaw.com.

Taxation of Selling Your Home

January 27th, 2017

TAXATION ON SELLING OF HOME

Taxpayers can exclude from their income up to $250,000 ($500,000 if you are married filing jointly) of any gain on the sale of your home.  However, you must have lived in the home for at least two years and used the home as your principal residence.

If you need assistance with your taxes, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at www.Hoorfarlaw.com.

Social Security Increase

January 24th, 2017

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The Social Security Administration announced that Social Security benefits and Supplemental Security Income will increase by 0.3% in 2017.  Don’t spend it all in one place.

If you are needing legal assistance, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at www.Hoorfarlaw.com.

No Tax Refunds until February 15, 2017

January 23rd, 2017

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Due to a new law, the IRS will not be issuing tax refunds on the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Additional Child Tax Credit until February 15, 2017.  The IRS will hold the entire refund until February 15, 2017.

If you need assistance filing your tax returns, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at www.Hoorfarlaw.com.

Don’t Cage Your Children

January 19th, 2017

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A Missouri resident has been charged with endangering a child when the child was caged in a bed covered with urine and feces.  Statements from the victim’s family, from the victim, and others are allowed and can be used against the defendant.

If you have been charged with a crime and would like to speak to an attorney, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at www.Hoorfarlaw.com.

Missouri Attorney Brawl

January 17th, 2017

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Two Missouri attorneys, battling against each other in federal court over a debt collection case, actually got into a fight with each other when one attorney pushed the other.  Based upon the fight, the Judge separated the two attorneys for the rest of the case.

If you are facing court and would like assistance, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at www.Hoorfarlaw.com.

Beats Gets Sued

January 16th, 2017

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Beats, the company owned by rapper Dr. Dre, is being sued over $100 million that it did not pay in royalties to former hedge fund manager Steven Lamar.  The lawsuit is over a 2007 settlement agreement where Steven Lamar was to receive 4% of the price of every headphone sold.

If you have been sued and need legal assistance, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at www.Hoorfarlaw.com.

Employers Must Withhold Child Support from your Paycheck

January 12th, 2017

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Federal law and Missouri law requires any employer who is served with an order from a state agency to withhold amounts from the employee for child support.  If an employer fails to comply with this requirement, the employer can be held liable for the child support.

If you believe you are paying too much in child support, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at www.Hoorfarlaw.com.

Be Careful What You Ask For

January 10th, 2017

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When a creditor wins a lawsuit, their win is memorialized in the form of a judgment.  If the judgment does not include interest, then the creditor cannot collect interest on their judgment.  An attempt to collect interest, without the right to do so, can violate the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act.

If you are involved in a lawsuit, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at www.Hoorfarlaw.com.