Pension Plans are Going Broke
October 3rd, 2017
The Washington Examiner has estimated that 114 multi-employer pension plans, involving 1.3 million people, are underfunded. This means that the amount of money in the pension plan is less than the amount that the plan should have.
If you are in financial trouble because your savings or retirement is not what it should be and you are looking for other options, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at Hoorfarlaw.com.
Connecticut is Drowning in Debt
August 29th, 2017
The state of Connecticut may be looking at huge spending cute to education and other spending areas unless they can offload some debt. Currently, the state faces a $3.5 billion deficit over the next two years.
If you are drowning in debt like Connecticut, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at Hoorfarlaw.com.
Missouri Will Collect Child Support for Another State
March 22nd, 2017
Simply moving to another state will not get you out of paying your child support obligations. If you live in Missouri and Missouri receives notice that you owe child support pursuant to a court order in another state, Missouri will assist that state in collecting the owed child support.
If you are having child support issues and need assistance, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at www.Hoorfarlaw.com.
Setting Aside Missouri Default Judgments
June 10th, 2016
In order to set aside a default judgment in Missouri, you must petition the court within one year of the judgment being entered. In addition, you must show the court that you have a good defense and a valid defense. If you have a default judgment entered against you and you would like some assistance, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or www.Hoorfarlaw.com.
Refusing a Drunk Driving Test
January 20th, 2015
Refusing to take a breathalyzer in order to determine if you have been driving under the influence is reason for Missouri to take your license away for one year. It does not matter what your reasoning is behind the refusal. However, if this has happened to you, you still have some options.
If you are facing a license revocation or DWI/DUI charge, contact our office at 816-524-4949 or www.Hoorfarlaw.com.
Construction May Not Be Tax-Exempt
January 14th, 2015
A Missouri construction company was not allowed to make tax-exempt purchases of materials for concrete walls that they used on construction sites. The Missouri Supreme Court has ruled that in order to make tax-exempt purchases, the materials purchased must be used to manufacture another item, and that item must be marketed or made for sale. Had the construction company marketed the concrete walls, the purchase of the materials would have been tax-exempt. If you have a tax issue that you would like some assistance with, you can set up a free consultation with our law office by using our website at www.hoorfarlaw.com or calling us at 816-524-4949.
Small Claims FAQs
November 24th, 2014
Here are a few little-known facts about small claims court:
- Claims are limited to $5,000 or less;
- Attorneys can be used, but are not required;
- You must serve the paperwork on the person you are suing;
- There is usually a reduced filing fee;
- 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.
Little Known Facts about Leasing
November 12th, 2014
1. It is illegal for a landlord to shut off your utilities unless it is for health and safety reasons.
2. Landlords can double the rent if you let someone else take over the lease without their permission.
3. Missouri only allows two adults per bedroom.
4. Evictions can be expedited when renters are involved in criminal activity.
5. Landlords must give a 60 day notice when ending a lease involving mobile homes or leases for less than a year.
If you are in need of legal assistance, contact our office at 816-524-4949.
Falling on Ice
October 1st, 2014
Missouri courts have said that a person or business does not have a duty to remove snow or ice that accumulates naturally and that is open enough for the community to be aware of it. If you have fallen on ice or are thinking about falling on ice, contact our office at 816-524-4949.
Guns and Felons
September 3rd, 2014
Missouri has stated that any firearm owned by a felon, even if the gun does not work and does not function, is a violation of law. If you are a felon who has been charged with owning a firearm, contact our office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at www.Hoorfarlaw.com.