Category Archives: Dent County

Estate Planning

I took many classes in law school concerning estate planning and have never regretted it. Since I began practicing law in 1989 I have prepared many wills, trusts, durable powers of attorney, medical powers of attorney, beneficiary deeds, and other estate planning documents. Every family’s estate planning needs are unique and it is important that you speak to an estate planning professional who understands the probate system and how to draft original trusts to meet particular needs.

I recently drafted an irrevocable trust in order to safe guard the real estate of an elderly married couple. They wanted to be sure that certain children will inherit their real estate and that the conveyance  cannot be challenged by the other children who were not included in their estate plan.

Call Glenn Hall, Attorney at Law, 573-729-2229, for a free initial consultation concerning your estate planning needs.

Is Participating in Evil the “Price of Citizenship” in the US Now?

A justice on the New Mexico Supreme Court has ruled that a wedding photographer should have snapped photos of a homosexual ceremony, calling that obligation the “price of citizenship.” Alliance Defending Freedom, which is representing Elane Photography, released a press release late Thursday that included the words of Justice Richard C. Bosson.

In the ruling, Justice Bosson wrote that at times people “must compromise, if only a little, to accommodate the contrasting values of others” in what he called a “multicultural, pluralistic society.”

“Government-coerced expression is a feature of dictatorships that has no place in a free country,” ADF attorney Jordan Lorence says. “This decision is a blow to our client and every American’s right to live free.The court stated in its ruling that the couple has “to channel their conduct, not their beliefs, so as to leave space for other Americans who believe something different.” Lorence interprets that to mean anti-discrimination laws in New Mexico can be used to discriminate against Christians.

“The discrimination laws simply cannot be applied in this manner to force people to present messages that they don’t agree with,” he tells OneNewsNow.

Lorence, Jordan (ADF)

“Decisions like this undermine the constitutionally protected freedoms of expression and conscience that we have all taken for granted,” the attorney continues. “America was founded on the fundamental freedom of every citizen to live and work according to their beliefs and not to be compelled by the government to express ideas and messages they decline to support.”

Elaine Huguenin and her husband refused a lesbian couple’s request to photograph their wedding in 2006. One of the women, Vanessa Willock, filed a complaint with the state’s Human Rights Commission, which ordered the photographer to pay approximately $6,600 for sexual orientation discrimination.

Lorence said ADF is considering appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court to “right this wrong.”

ADF had already lost the case in a lower court before it was appealed to the New Mexico Supreme Court last August.

– See more at: http://onenewsnow.com//legal-courts/2013/08/22/religious-liberty-vs-a-little-compromise-nm-court-rules-for-compromise#.UheqPNJ4w_c

For another commentary on this type of decision by a judge see the article linked here.

Criminal Jury Trials

Attorney Glenn Hall is an experienced criminal jury trial attorney. Yesterday a judge bound one of my criminal law clients over to Circuit Court for further proceedings on a felony drug charge. The prosecutor’s evidence is extremely weak and my client claims that the drugs found in the vehicle in which he was a passenger were not his. I believe him. I think the jury will too when my client gets his day in court!

If you are innocent of a criminal charge and you want to prove your innocence, then call Glenn Hall today at 573-729-2229.

Traffic and Department of Conservation Tickets

Perhaps you were visiting Missouri’s beautiful streams in Dent, Crawford, Shannon, Reynolds, Texas or Phelps County and received a speeding ticket driving there. Or maybe you were fishing on the Current, Big Piney, or Meramec River and a Department of Conservation agent discovered you did not have the right type of fishing license and then issued a ticket to you. If this has happened to you, then call Glenn Hall at the Hall Law Firm today. Depending on the circumstances Glenn should be able to resolve your particular legal issues quickly and effectively with little, if any, lasting effect upon your driving or legal records.

For good, competent legal help call Glenn Hall today at 573-729-2229.