Ronald J. Eisenberg's answer If the contract shows the amount due and the installment amount and any interest, then I'm not sure you've been wronged. Whether the business may break into your residence to nab the mattress is a separate issue.
Ronald J. Eisenberg's answer Here’s the Missouri computer tampering statute. https://law.justia.com/codes/missouri/2016/title-xxxviii/chapter-569/section-569.095/
There’s also a federal one. You may only have a subpoena issued if the lawsuit has been filed. Also, depending on the location of the business you which to depose, things can get very complicated and costly because a Missouri subpoena won’t issue for a business that is not subject to personal jurisdiction here. Call a lawyer next week if this is...
Ronald J. Eisenberg's answer The agreement refers to keeping its terms confidential. I don't see how your discussing your situation with someone prior to receiving the agreement could be a breach of the agreement. The last sentence you wrote, however, ends with "Custom" so I don't know what is missing. If you have concerns with the language of the agreement, the time to negotiate the terms is prior to signing. Best wishes.
Jennifer Sheila Kornblum's answer Unfortunately, an unsecured promissory note cannot justify a lien on the real property. However, if you file an action and get a judgment for the amount of money owed on the promissory note, the judgment can be filed against the real property if the name on your judgment and the name of the owner of the real property are the same.
Kevin Webb's answer Missouri law provides, in the Merchandising Practices Act, that if someone suffers damage because of deception, that person is entitled to relief. Now, just because the law says you're entitled to it, doesn't mean you get it. That's where a smart attorney comes in. Now, what you're describing may best be settled in small claims. If that is the case, you may want to do a lot of research, or you may want to talk to an attorney happy to give free and detailed advice.
Matthew M Montoya's answer Tax law is certainly complex and depends entirely on your factual situation. It's commendable that you're inquiring about your tax obligations at such an early stage. Getting these systems down will greatly benefit you in the long run.
The IRS publishes small business guides that provide some insight you may be looking for. They can be found at irs.gov. For example, Publication 334 is a tax guide for small business. Publication 535 is for business expenses.
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