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How Do Kansas Marital Property Laws Affect Your Divorce?

When a married couple divorces in Kansas, a state statute governs division of the property owned by the spouses. In a divorce proceeding, the court has authority under Kansas marital property laws to determine the distribution of assets and debts, su…
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Kansas Supreme Court Invalidates Statutory Limits on Non-Economic Damages in Kansas Personal Injury Lawsuits (But Comparative Fault Still May Limit Compensation)

Prior to June 14, 2019, a Kansas state law imposed limits on non-economic damages in Kansas personal injury lawsuits. On that date, the Supreme Court of the State of Kansas issued an opinion holding that statute unconstitutional, effectively eliminat…
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When Can You Get Compensation For an Injury From a Defective Product?

If you suffer an injury from a defective product, you may be able to recover personal injury compensation under the Kansas Product Liability Act.  Application of the law determines whether manufacturers and sellers are legally responsible for compen…
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No-Fault Divorce in Kansas

Like more and more states, Kansas is primarily a “no-fault” divorce state. Grounds For Divorce in Kansas The specific Kansas statute that governs divorce proceedings in Kansas provides three reasons for a court to grant a divorce: Incompatibilit…
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How Does the Kansas Comparative Negligence Rule Affect Your Compensation in a Personal Injury Case?

A personal injury claim arises when you suffer injuries and someone else is at fault.  To recover compensation from the at-fault person, the evidence must establish the legal requirements for showing the other person’s fault or negligence.  Your…
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When Can You File a Lawsuit For a Kansas Auto Accident Injury?

State law limits your ability to file a lawsuit for a Kansas auto accident injury.  In some cases, your only right to recovery exists under the state’s no-fault car insurance system.  Our Salina, Kansas personal injury lawyers explain everything…
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How Does a Judge Determine Child Custody in Kansas?

From our in-depth experience in family law issues at the Salina, Kansas, law firm of Hampton & Royce, L.C., we know that addressing all the legal and practical issues relating to child custody can be challenging.  Sometimes, parents simply canno…
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Who Can File a Wrongful Death Action in Kansas?

A Kansas statute provides the right to file a wrongful death action in specific situations.  In our Salina, Kansas personal injury practice, clients often ask who can file a wrongful death action.  The answer differs somewhat depending on the circu…
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Can You Get Compensation for a Slip-and-Fall Injury in Kansas?

Slip-and-fall injuries on business, commercial, and private property occur frequently. Sometimes slip-and-fall accident victims do not realize that they may be entitled to compensation from the property owner or lessee in some circumstances. Whether…
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Grandparent Visitation Rights in Kansas

A close relationship between a grandparent and grandchild benefits both the child and the grandparents. Kansas law recognizes that fact. If family issues interfere with grandparent visitation, the grandparents may ask the court to grant visitation ri…
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