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Stealing Nothing is Still Stealing

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, … Continue reading

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Taxation of Selling Your 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 … Continue reading

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Social Security Increase

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 … Continue reading

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No Tax Refunds until February 15, 2017

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. … Continue reading

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Don’t Cage Your Children

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 … Continue reading

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Missouri Attorney Brawl

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 … Continue reading

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Beats Gets Sued

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 … Continue reading

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Employers Must Withhold Child Support from your Paycheck

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 … Continue reading

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Be Careful What You Ask For

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 … Continue reading

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No Mental Examination for Transgender Person when Changing their Name

A transgender child recently sought to change their name to better fit their gender identity.  The Missouri court ordered that the child undergo a mental evaluation because the child identified as transgender.  The appellate court struck down the mental evaluation, … Continue reading

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