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Asking for a Change of Judge before Trial

July 20th, 2017

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When in a Missouri associate circuit court, Missouri Statute 517.061 allows a party to request a change of judge as long as the request is made five (5) days or more before the date of the trial.

If you are being sued and need legal representation, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at Hoorfarlaw.com.

Oversleeping can be Dangerous

December 19th, 2016

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A Missouri resident was recently issued a warrant for his arrest when he overslept and missed his court date.  When he asked for forgiveness, the court ruled that the man was aware of his court date and therefore he willfully failed to appear.

If you have a warrant issued for your arrest, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at www.Hoorfarlaw.com.

No Last Minute Change

February 3rd, 2015

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If your criminal trial is fast approaching, then your request for a change of attorney will likely be denied. Missouri has stated that only a total breakdown in communication with your attorney allows you to change attorneys on the eve of trial. If you are looking for an attorney, contact us at 816-524-4949.

Small Claims FAQs

November 24th, 2014

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Here are a few little-known facts about small claims court:

  1. Claims are limited to $5,000 or less;
  2. Attorneys can be used, but are not required;
  3. You must serve the paperwork on the person you are suing;
  4. There is usually a reduced filing fee;
  5. Consumers can only file six lawsuits a year in small claims court.

If you need assistance with small claims court, contact our law office at 816-524-4949.

Changing Venue (Courts)

July 17th, 2014

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Once you are served with a summons, you have sixty days to file a motion to change venue in Missouri if you want to change where the court is held. If you have been sued, you can contact our office at 816-524-4949 or check out our website at www.Hoorfarlaw.com.