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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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Can You Get Compensation For a Child Injured While Trespassing on Another Person’s Property? (Kansas Attractive Nuisance Doctrine)

By nature, children are curious and often venture onto someone’s property without an invitation. If a child receives an injury while trespassing on someone’s property, is the property owner responsible? Under Kansas premises liability law, a spec… Read More
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What Is Legal Separation in Kansas?

Under some circumstances, married spouses may choose to pursue a court process for legal separation instead of petitioning for divorce. In Kansas, a court action for legal separation is also referred to as an action for separate maintenance. The stat… Read More
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5 Legal Defenses That Can Affect Your Auto Accident Compensation in Kansas

When you suffer serious injuries in a Kansas auto accident, the law allows you to pursue a claim against the at-fault driver if your injuries meet the required criteria. However, if you file a claim, the at-fault driver’s insurance company can use… Read More
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Calculation of Compensation in a Kansas Personal Injury Case

When you have a claim for injuries that another person caused, you receive compensation — referred to in the legal context as damages — for your losses. Calculation of compensation in a Kansas personal injury case takes a wide range of factors in… Read More
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What Is the Role of a Parenting Plan in a Kansas Child Custody Case?

Complex state laws govern child custody matters in the State of Kansas. Among those laws are requirements relating to inclusion of a parenting plan in a Kansas child custody case as part of the court’s custody order. Generally, the parents develop… Read More
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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… Read More
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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… Read More
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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 compensa… Read More
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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: Incompatibility… Read More
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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 own… Read More
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