Not All Student Related Loans are Nondischargable

Historically, student loan debt is considered nondischargable unless the terms of paying it back are deemed to be an undue hardship. However, recently, there have been ca

ses regarding other forms of student loans that do not directly affect education enhancement which have been ruled dischargeable in Texas courts. These types of ‘exclusionary loans’ include bar exam study loans as well as career training loans. Many bankruptcy courts seem to be more flexible in the consideration of Section 523(a)(8) regarding student loan debt.

If you have questions regarding your student loan debt and would like to speak to an attorney, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at Hoorfarlaw.com.

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Man Sentenced to Prison for Trump Tax Return

A Louisiana man has been sentenced to 18 months in jail for attempting to obtain Trump’s tax returns by using Trump’s Social Security Number.  The man was a private investigator who was trying to access the tax information before the 2016 election.

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 Hoorfarlaw.com.

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Employee Spotlight

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Marie Lipowicz is an attorney at the Law Office of Camron Hoorfar, P.C.

Marie Lipowicz graduated from the Saint Louis University School of Law in December of 2005.

While in law school, Marie owned a title abstracting business performing chain of title research for large real estate companies in St. Louis, MO and surrounding cities. She also worked for the law school’s law clinic, handling divorce and custody cases, and corroborated with other law students in writing appellate briefs for Amnesty International. Marie Lipowicz also competed in mock trial at the law school level and since becoming an attorney has judged several mock trial competitions at the high school and college level.

Before attending law school, Marie Lipowicz graduated from the University of Central Missouri with a bachelor’s in Criminal Justice and a minor in political science.

Marie Lipowicz is admitted to practice law in the State of Missouri and before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.

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Missouri Foreclosure Notice

Missouri law states that after a borrower has been in default for ten days for failing to make a required payment and has not surrendered possession of the collateral, the lender may give the borrower and all co-signers a notice.  However, the lender cannot foreclose on the property or accelerate the loan unless the notice has been given pursuant to Missouri Revised Statute 408.554.

If you are facing a foreclosure and need assistance, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at Hoorfarlaw.com.

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Resisting Arrest

In order to be considered guilty of resisting arrest, the person must have the purpose of preventing the arrest from occurring.  An arrest is defined as submission to an officer’s authority or actual physical restraint.  However, you are not considered to be resisting arrest if you escape from a police car.

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 Hoorfarlaw.com.

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2018 Tax Change for Alimony

The Trump tax bill, known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, enacts some tax law changes for the 2018 tax year.  Those changes include changes to alimony.  Alimony is no longer deductible by the person paying the alimony and is now tax free for the recipient of the alimony.

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

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Changes to Employee Benefits

Under the Trump tax plan, employees can no longer deduct unreimbursed employee expenses.  In addition, moving expenses that are reimbursed are now taxable.

If you have a tax problem, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at Hoorfarlaw.com.

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DUI Probable Cause

Missouri courts have stated that the smell of alcohol, watery eyes, and mumbling speech is enough to support a finding of probable cause to believe that a driver was intoxicated.  Before demanding a chemical test, a police officer must read certain rights to the driver.

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

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Tax Deductions Go Away

Under the Trump tax plan, taxpayers will no longer be able to deduct the interest paid on home equity loans and will only be able to deduct mortgage interest paid on debt up to $750,000.  In addition, taxpayers will no longer be able to deduct moving expenses.

If you have a tax issue and would like to chat with an attorney, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at Hoorfarlaw.com.

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Health Care Penalty to Go Away

Starting in 2019, the penalty for not having health insurance will go away.  The penalty came about under the Affordable Care Act.

If you have a tax issue and need assistance, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at Hoorfarlaw.com.

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