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The Importance of an Estate Plan

Your estate plan protects you and your family during your lifetime and controls distribution of your estate after death. If you do not have a thorough and thoughtful estate plan that expresses your wishes, Kansas laws and judges make important decisi… Read More
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Top 10 Things to Consider When Executing An Estate Plan For A Farm Or Ranch

The following list briefly outlines the top 10 things to consider when developing an estate plan for a farming or ranching operation. This is not an exhaustive list and many of these items overlap. For a comprehensive estate plan, each item should be… Read More
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Kansas Child Support Guidelines

Under Kansas law, both parents have a legal duty to support a child financially. State statutory provisions relating to determination of child support are supplemented by the Kansas Child Support Guidelines, adopted by the Kansas Supreme Court. Revis… Read More
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An Explanation of Guardian Ad Litem

Under the revised Kansas code for care of children, a judge must appoint a guardian ad litem (GAL) for an individual under age 18 who is the subject of a petition for a child in need of care. Judges also appoint a GAL in other situations such as high… Read More
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The Importance of an Agriculture Attorney

Whether you own a large commercial farm or a small subsistence farm, your Kansas farming business operates in a complex network of federal and state legal mandates. Those laws encompass specialized rules relating to agriculture, as well as general le… Read More
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Things That Make You Lose Credibility in Family Court

If your domestic matter ends up in family court, your own credibility in court is central to the strength of your case. If you lose credibility, the judge may not believe anything you say. That can affect the outcome of your case. In this article, ou… Read More
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Filing For Divorce in Kansas Without a Lawyer

The State of Kansas does not require you to use a lawyer to get a divorce. While there are advantages to being represented by a lawyer, some people decide to complete the process for an uncontested divorce without an attorney. If you consider the do-… Read More
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Motorcycle Accident Injury Claims

Many people in Kansas enjoy riding motorcycles for fun or as a means of transportation. Unfortunately, if a motorcycle accident occurs, severe and even catastrophic injuries often result. If you suffer injuries as a rider or passenger, the primary pr… Read More
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Can a Grandparent Get Custody of a Grandchild in Kansas?

Grandparents often play an important role in the lives of their grandchildren. However, under Kansas law, a grandparent has no legal authority to make decisions involving a grandchild, even in emergency situations. State law does provide several alte… Read More
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How Car Accidents Cause Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are potentially one of the most serious types of car accident injuries. TBI can cause long-term disability and consequences. It’s especially dangerous because it is not always immediately detectable. The possibility o… Read More
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3 Reasons to Talk With a Lawyer About Your Car Accident Claim (Rather Than Negotiate Your Own Personal Injury Settlement)

If you suffer severe injuries in a Kansas car accident caused by another person, you should never try to negotiate your own personal injury settlement with the at-fault driver’s insurance company. Even attempting to do so — and then realizing tha… Read More
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Resolving Child Visitation Issues During the Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Parents face many new challenges during the coronavirus Covid-19. For separated and divorced parents, difficult questions often include how to manage child visitation, while complying with the Kansas statewide stay-home order, government health and s… Read More
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Determination of Parentage Under Kansas Law

When a married couple has a child, Kansas law assumes that the spouses are the child’s legal parents. But when an unmarried mother gives birth, no presumption of parentage arises absent formal acknowledgement signed by the child’s father or a pat… Read More
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How to Avoid Making 5 Common Mistakes After a Kansas Car Accident

A car accident is a frightening and stressful experience. After you’re in an accident, it’s easy to make mistakes. Kansas law requires you to do certain things. There are other things you should do (or should not do) to protect yourself. You can… Read More
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How Is Annulment Different from Divorce in Kansas?

In the State of Kansas, divorce and annulment are two types of legal proceedings that request a court order relating to a marriage. Divorce is more common. Annulment is available only in limited situations. The two kinds of court actions are reviewed… Read More
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