August 16th, 2017
While beauty may be in the eye of the holder, the IRS says it’s not subjective whether expenses to improve or alter your looks are deductible. The rule still applies that you can’t deduct cosmetic surgery or similar items. This means that tattoos, body piercings, and most cosmetic surgeries are not deductible. However, some forms of cosmetic surgery are deductible, if for treatment of a disease or condition. An example would be skin grafts and surgeries for a burn victim.
Regret is not a medical condition, so the removal of that full back tattoo of your first crush is not deductible.
If you are dealing with some tax issues you can contact us by phone at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at www.Hoorfarlaw.com.
Dressmaker Alfred Angelo Says Its Dresses are Not Coming
August 14th, 2017
Three weeks after filing for bankruptcy, the bridal company Alfred Angelo has told its customers that their dresses won’t be coming. Customers who believe they are owed money should file a proof of claim.
If you need representation in bankruptcy court, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at Hoorfarlaw.com.
Using Bankruptcy to Escape Student Loans
August 11th, 2017
It is very difficult to have bankruptcy erase your student loan debt. In order to satisfy the undue hardship portion of the test in order to discharge student loan debt, you will need to show that you are unable to meet your minimally necessary living expenses in order for you to survive. Bankruptcy courts have ruled that a mere unpleasantness associated with repaying the student loan debt is not sufficient.
If you are thinking of filing for bankruptcy, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at www.Hoorfarlaw.com.
Scam Artists Posing as Our Law Office
August 10th, 2017
Our office received a complaint today alleging that we sent out a letter claiming that we would sue that person if they did not pay a debt. Our office does not sue anyone for not paying their credit card debt and we would never call people and threaten to sue them if they did not pay their creditors. If you happen to receive a letter from First Debt Resolution or Great Western Debt Relief stating that we work with them and that our office will sue you if you do not pay, please call or email our office immediately. These two companies do not have any affiliation with our law office.
Attacking a Cop is a Costly Dangerous Felony
August 10th, 2017
Missouri law requires that a person serve 85% of their sentence if they are convicted of a dangerous felony. Assaulting a police officer is considered a dangerous felony and therefore, if convicted of the crime, you may not be eligible for parole for a while.
If you have been charged with a crime and would like some legal help, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at www.Hoorfarlaw.com.
Repossessing Your Dog
August 2nd, 2017
Missouri courts will not honor contracts with pet adoption shelters that transfer ownership of a pet to you but then cite specific conditions which would cause the animal shelter to take the pet back. Once the pet has been transferred to you and is yours to own, the animal shelter may not repossess the pet.
If you are facing a contract dispute and would like to speak with an attorney, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at www.Hoorfarlaw.com.
Cannot Appeal a Motion for Summary Judgment
July 31st, 2017
Missouri courts have stated that a court’s decision regarding a motion for summary judgment, whether it is denied or approved, is not appealable. Since they are not appealable, it is important to respond to a motion for summary judgment as best as possible in order to protect yourself.
If you have been sued and need assistance, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at Hoorfarlaw.com.
Cisco Systems Announces 1,100 Layoffs
July 27th, 2017
Cisco Systems, Inc. has announced that it will be laying off another 1,100 employees due to declining revenue.
If you have declining revenue and need some advice, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at Hoorfarlaw.com.
Student Tardiness does not Warrant a Search
July 25th, 2017
A Missouri court has ruled that if a student is tardy or late, the student should not be subjected to a search of their body or property. A school should only search a student if there is some neutral policy or individualized suspicion to warrant the search.
If you have been charged with a crime and need legal help, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at Hoorfarlaw.com.
Eddie Bauer May File for Bankruptcy
July 21st, 2017
The retailer Eddie Bauer has hired investment banks in order to explore strategies to avoid bankruptcy.
If you have a store that is closing and need some guidance, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at Hoorfarlaw.com.