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Kansas Defenders

Kansas Defenders

Forum for discussion about issues and appellate decisions of interest to Kansas defenders.

http://kansasdefenders.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 9

    Combining Murdock and Brooks could really help some federal defendant

    Combining Murdock and Brooks could really help some federal defendant
    In State v. Murdock, No. 104,533 (Kan. May 2, 2014), the Kansas Supreme Court recently held that when determining criminal history for a defendant in a Kansas state felony case, all prior convictions that predate the Kansas Sentencing…
  • Jun 8

    Tenth Circuit overrules U.S. v. Hill

    Tenth Circuit overrules U.S. v. Hill
    Melody Evans won recently in United States v. Brooks, No. 13-3166 (10th Cir. June 2, 2014), reversing Mr. Brooks' sentence and enhancement as a "career offender."  The court held that Mr. Brooks' previous Kansas state conviction for…
  • May 17

    Pre-guidelines prior convictions are all nonperson felonie

    Pre-guidelines prior convictions are all nonperson felonie
    Ryan Eddinger and Patrick Dunn won in State v. Murdock, No. 104,533 (Kan. May 2, 2014), resulting in a new sentencing hearing in a Shawnee County robbery prosecution.  The court reversed Murdock's sentence and held that Murdock's…
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Kansas Bankruptcy Information

Kansas Bankruptcy Information

Covers Chapter 7 and 13 bankrupcies, foreclosures, and bankruptcy trustees. By Mark Neis and Jill Michaux.

http://bankruptcykansas.info/
  • Jun 14

    Bankruptcy Fee Increase

    Bankruptcy Fee Increase
    The Judicial Conference of the United States has approved several bankruptcy fee increases starting on June 1, 2014. The new  fees will be: Chapter 7:  $335 (up from $ 306) Chapter 9: $1,717 (up from $1,213) Chapter 11: $1,717 (up…
  • Jan 21

    Is an Inherited IRA Exempt in Bankruptcy?

    Is an Inherited IRA Exempt in Bankruptcy?
    The National Consumer Bankruptcy Rights Center (NCBRC) has filed an amicus brief on behalf of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA) membership in the U.S. Supreme Court case of Clark v. Rameker (In re…
  • Jan 20

    Child Tax Credit Not Exempt in Missouri

    Child Tax Credit Not Exempt in Missouri
    A recent Bankruptcy Appellate Panel decision found that the debtor may not exempt her federal Child Tax Credit refund under Missouri’s exemption for “public assistance.” Hardy v. Fink (In re Hardy), No. 13-6029 (B.A.P.…
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Walden & Pfannenstiel Blog

Walden & Pfannenstiel Blog

Covers bankruptcy and estate planning.

http://wplawpractice.com/blog/
  • Aug 29

    Suburbia’s Wilting Economy: Johnson County, KS

    Suburbia’s Wilting Economy: Johnson County, KS
    I recently read an article in the JOCO – The Johnson County Government Magazine, titled “The truth about poverty in Johnson County.” While as Bankruptcy Attorneys we deal with people everyday facing financial problems, this…
  • Jul 31

    KWAA Celebrates Silver Conference : 2014

    KWAA Celebrates Silver Conference : 2014
    July 24 – 26, 2014 The Future is Now:  Building on our 25 Years The Kansas Women Attorneys Association celebrated our Silver Anniversary in style! Bethany College and the city of Lindsborg joined in our celebration by providing us…
  • May 30

    2014 Food From The Bar Campaign Result

    2014 Food From The Bar Campaign Result
    In April we, once again, participated in the annual Food From The Bar Campaign. This statewide food drive is organized by the Kansas Women Attorneys Association to encourage the legal community to fight hunger in Kansas. This year we raised…
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Kansas City Whistleblower Lawyer…

Kansas City Whistleblower Lawyer Blog

Covers the False Claims Act and whistleblower protection.By Brady & Associates.

http://www.kansascitywhistleblowerlawyerblog.com/
  • May 29

    New Whistleblower Program Leads To Big Payout

    New Whistleblower Program Leads To Big Payout
    It's been sadly too often the case that government whistleblower programs find themselves in the news for all the wrong reasons. The SEC has been taken to task for failing to follow up on the thousands of tips it has received while the IRS…
  • May 15

    Senator Grassley Wants Whistleblower Caucu

    Senator Grassley Wants Whistleblower Caucu
    Whistleblowers are a group of people who seldom get the respect they deserve. Think about it, most whistleblowers are ordinary Americans with ordinary jobs and ordinary concerns. Despite their seeming ordinariness, these people decide to take…
  • May 8

    Senators Ask Tough Questions About OSHA's Whistleblower Program

    Senators Ask Tough Questions About OSHA's Whistleblower Program
    A lot of attention has recently been focused on the performance (or lack thereof) of the IRS whistleblower program. The IRS's program, as well as a similar program in place at the SEC, typically garners the bulk of attention surrounding…
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Parman & Easterday Blog

Parman & Easterday Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.parmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 16

    What Happens to a Living Trust When One Spouse Dies?

    What Happens to a Living Trust When One Spouse Dies?
    You should explore all of your options when you are planning your estate. Some people make assumptions about trusts, and as a result, they overlook viable solutions. Revocable living trusts are actually quite useful for a wide range of…
  • Sep 11

    Can I Plan My Own Estate?

    Can I Plan My Own Estate?
    You can do a lot of things on your own by obtaining information online. DIY efforts can be useful, but you should understand your limitations. This is something to take into consideration when you hear about downloads or worksheets that you…
  • Sep 10

    What Is the Veterans Aid and Attendance Special Pension?

    What Is the Veterans Aid and Attendance Special Pension?
    Long-term care is one of the most pressing elder law issues of our day. The majority of senior citizens are going to need help with their day-to-day needs eventually, and Medicare will not pay for long-term care. It is not easy to pay for a…
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Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning

Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning

Covers estate planning, elder law, asset protection, charitable giving, and business law. By Kyle E. Krull.

http://blog.kylekrull.com/kansas-missouri-estate-planning/
  • Sep 16

    Do You Have a Retirement Planning Game Plan?

    Do You Have a Retirement Planning Game Plan?
    Run an online search for books about "retirement planning" and you will be swamped with options. In fact, I just Googled "retirement planning books" and 2,560,00 results were found. So, how do you choose between those…
  • Sep 15

    Are Your Papers in Order for Your Last "Out-Process"?

    Are Your Papers in Order for Your Last "Out-Process"?
    If you are a veteran (or know a veteran), then you know what "out-processing" means. It means you are transitioning from the current duty station to the next. On thing for sure, every veteran knows that all of your…
  • Sep 12

    Estate Planning - Baby Boomer Challenge

    Estate Planning - Baby Boomer Challenge
    If you owned or listened to an 8-track player, then you are old enough to plan your estate. Question: Have you made arrangements for your estate if you die early in retirement or if you linger ... and linger ... and linger, running out of…
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Kansas City Car Accident Lawyer…

Kansas City Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Published by Aaron Sachs & Associates, P.C.

http://www.kansascitycaraccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 8

    Avoiding Kansas City car accidents: 5 basic tips to help you arrive alive

    Avoiding Kansas City car accidents: 5 basic tips to help you arrive alive
    Our Kansas City personal injury lawyers know that it's always a good time for a refresher on roadway safety. In this post, we discuss five basic driving tips to help Missouri motorists reduce their car accident risks. 1. Stay focused. It's…
  • Jun 6

    Avoiding Kansas City car accidents caused by aggressive driver

    Avoiding Kansas City car accidents caused by aggressive driver
    According to the Missouri Driving Guide, an aggressive driver is "an individual [who] commits a combination of moving traffic offenses so as to endanger other persons or property." Aggressive drivers significantly increase car accident risks…
  • May 22

    Seat belts reduce serious injury risks in Kansas City, Missouri auto accident

    Seat belts reduce serious injury risks in Kansas City, Missouri auto accident
    Car accidents are the leading cause of death in Americans between ages five and 34, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Experts say there is one simple step that motorists can take to dramatically reduce their risk of serious…
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Gigstad Law Office LLC Blog

Gigstad Law Office LLC Blog

Covers criminal defense topics, including DUI, checkpoints, and traffic tickets.

http://www.gigstadlaw.com/Criminal-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Aug 29

    Kansas City Area DUI Checkpoint Update: 8/29/14 - 9/1/14 (Labor Day Edition)

    Kansas City Area DUI Checkpoint Update: 8/29/14 - 9/1/14 (Labor Day Edition)
    Kansas City Area DUICheckpoint Update: 8/29/14 - 9/1/14 (Labor Day Edition) Labor Day Weekend 2014 is upon us, and that means the Police will be out in force. There are numerous agencies running DUI enforcement this weekend. Here's what we…
  • Jul 18

    Kansas City Area DUI Checkpoint Update: 7/18/14 - 7/20/14

    Kansas City Area DUI Checkpoint Update: 7/18/14 - 7/20/14
    Kansas City Area DUI Checkpoint Update: 7/18/14 - 7/20/14 Here's what we know so far: 1. Johnson County Sheriff's Dept. has announced that they will be conducting a DUI checkpoint in Overland Park Friday, July 18th, 2014 with the assistance…
  • Jun 13

    Kansas City Area DUI Checkpoint Update: 6/13/14 - 6/15/14

    Kansas City Area DUI Checkpoint Update: 6/13/14 - 6/15/14
    Kansas City Area DUI Checkpoint Update: 6/13/14 - 6/15/14 Going to be a VERY ACTIVE weekend around the KC Metro area. Here's what we know so far: 1. Kansas City, Missouri Police Dept. has announced that they will have 2, yes 2 DUI…
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Kansas City Employment Lawyer Blog

Kansas City Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers overtime, minimum wage and the Fair Labor Standards Act, By Brady & Associates

http://www.kansascityemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 12

    The Number Of Wage-And-Hour Claims Continues To Rise

    The Number Of Wage-And-Hour Claims Continues To Rise
    New numbers released by the Federal Judicial Center have indicated that the trend of rising wage-and-hour claims shows no sign of abating. In fact, the number of such labor lawsuits has reached a new record high, according to experts who have…
  • Jun 5

    Strippers File Wage and Hour Lawsuit Against Club Owner

    Strippers File Wage and Hour Lawsuit Against Club Owner
    A strip club in San Jose, California is currently getting some unusual attention in the form of a labor lawsuit from unhappy former dancers. Though strip clubs may be used to scrutiny from authorities, it isn't everyday that you hear about a…
  • May 29

    Another NFL Team Gets Heat Over Cheerleader Pay

    Another NFL Team Gets Heat Over Cheerleader Pay
    Experts are saying that the NFL had better brace itself for a rough road ahead. Yet another NFL team has been sued by a former cheerleader over claims that the team violated both state and federal labor laws. The cheerleader cases are but a…
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Kansas Divorce Blawg

Kansas Divorce Blawg

Covers divorce, custody, child support and family law issues in Kansas. By the Law Offices of Kenneth M. McRae, L.L.C.

http://kansasdivorceblog.wordpress.com/
  • Mar 6

    How Do I Choose a Divorce Lawyer?

    How Do I Choose a Divorce Lawyer?
    Often when someone is thinking about the possibility of a divorce, the first basic question they have is “How do …Continue reading →
  • Feb 20

    When Can I Modify Child Support?

    When Can I Modify Child Support?
    One very common question I am asked is “when can I modify an existing child support order?” Either party may …Continue reading »
  • Feb 20

    No Fault Divorce Update

    No Fault Divorce Update
    In August of 2011 I posted a blog discussing the Kansas no-fault divorce statute. At the time there was some …Continue reading »
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