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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/
  • Dec 26

    Cannot dilute jury nullification

    Cannot dilute jury nullification
    Lydia Krebs and Samuel Schirer won in State v. Smith-Parker, No. 105,918 (Kan. Dec. 24, 2014), obtaining a new trial in a Wyandotte County first-degree murder prosecution.  The case actually involves two different incidents that were…
  • Dec 21

    Counterfeit bills are not written in your own name

    Counterfeit bills are not written in your own name
    Washburn student intern Ashley Green and I won in State v. Greathouse, No. 110,344 (Kan. App. Nov. 26, 2014)(unpublished), reversing an Atchison County making a false writing conviction.  The state alleged that Mr. Greathouse attempted…
  • Dec 14

    Proof of prior violates Descamp

    Proof of prior violates Descamp
    Patrick H. Dunn won in State v. Martinez, No. 110,186 (Kan. App. Nov. 21, 2014), obtaining a new sentencing hearing in a Sedgwick County failure to register prosecution.  The issue had to do with how to classify violations of Wichita…
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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/
  • Oct 16

    New Means Test Numbers November 1, 2014

    New Means Test Numbers November 1, 2014
    New means test numbers go into effect for bankruptcy cases filed on or after November 1, 2014. Median income numbers go up for households of one, two and four persons. Oddly, the number goes down for households of three. For…
  • Oct 16

    New Means Test Numbers November 1, 2014

    New Means Test Numbers November 1, 2014
    New means test numbers go into effect for bankruptcy cases filed on or after November 1, 2014. Median income numbers go up for households of one, two and four persons. Oddly, the number goes down for households of three. For…
  • Oct 2

    Bankruptcy Might Save Your Life

    Bankruptcy Might Save Your Life
    Thought you might be interested in this: A new study finds that bankruptcy filers make more money and live longer than those who were denied such protection. http://for.tn/1u6bd1z The post Bankruptcy Might Save Your Life appeared first…
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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/
  • Mar 2

    Lincoln Lessons Learned - Pointers for Today's Widow

    Lincoln Lessons Learned - Pointers for Today's Widow
    Losing a spouse is a major life event. No more obvious statement could be made, yes? This is especially true when the surviving spouse was not the head of household breadwinner.
  • Feb 27

    Elder Abuse - Even Worse than We Thought?

    Elder Abuse - Even Worse than We Thought?
    The elderly among us are vulnerable. They are easy marks for those who would take advantage of that vulnerability, especially when it comes to their finances. Surprisingly, the abusers are commonly include those who are closely-related to…
  • Feb 26

    When Your Folks Need Help with Their Finance

    When Your Folks Need Help with Their Finance
    You notice a stack of bills piled up - unopened - by the rotary dial telephone on the wall. You know, that dark green wall phone with the extra long "extension cord" you knotted up in high school while talking to your friends? [That…
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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/
  • Oct 24

    Wrong way crashes commonly cause catastrophic injuries, fatalitie

    Wrong way crashes commonly cause catastrophic injuries, fatalitie
    According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), there are approximately 260 wrong way accidents in the U.S. each year, which cause an average 360 fatalities. As Kansas City car accident lawyers, we know that crashes caused by…
  • 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…
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Parman & Easterday Blog

Parman & Easterday Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.parmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 2

    Understanding Estate Planning – What Are Non-Probate Assets?

    Understanding Estate Planning – What Are Non-Probate Assets?
    A lot of people who create an estate plan are concerned about the probate process, and craft plans to try to focus on non-probate assets. But what are non-probate assets? For that matter, why is probate such big deal? Why should your estate…
  • Feb 27

    Basic Questions About Adoption in Kansa

    Basic Questions About Adoption in Kansa
    Even though a lot of people don’t realize it, probate courts in most states, including Kansas and Oklahoma, are responsible for adjudicating the adoption process. When a would-be parent, or parents, seeks to adopt a child, they…
  • Feb 24

    Understanding Estate Planning – What is a Trust?

    Understanding Estate Planning – What is a Trust?
    In this week’s discussion of understanding estate planning concepts, we are going talk about trusts. Even though we have about trusts a lot in the past, it is easy for estate planning attorneys to discuss them because they are such a…
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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
  • Feb 26

    Information on the "Fair DUI Flyer" that you might have seen in the news lately from Florida.

    Information on the "Fair DUI Flyer" that you might have seen in the news lately from Florida.
    Information on the "Fair DUI Flyer" that you might have seen in the news lately from Florida. Recently, I've received a lot of questions from client, friends, etc. over the Youtube video that has been circulating the internet that shows…
  • Dec 31

    Kansas City Area DUI Checkpoint Update: 12/31/14 - New Year's Eve Edition.

    Kansas City Area DUI Checkpoint Update: 12/31/14 - New Year's Eve Edition.
    Kansas City Area DUI Checkpoint Update: 12/31/14 - New Year's Eve Edition. Since the weather forecast is in the teens for today and tonight there aren't going to be any set DUI checkpoint locations, it's just too cold outside! But that…
  • Dec 8

    Robert Gigstad Selected for The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 for 2015

    Robert Gigstad Selected for The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 for 2015
    In another display of his commitment to legal excellence, Attorney Gigstad was selected for the The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers for 2015. Gigstad Law Office, LLC is extremely proud of this latest legal accolade and is…
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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/
  • Feb 26

    Proposed Change May Send More Workers Home with Overtime Pay

    Proposed Change May Send More Workers Home with Overtime Pay
    Millions of previously exempt workers may soon be eligible to receive overtime pay under a plan proposed by the Obama administration, according to a report in CNN Money. The White House is set to announce the proposal in the coming months of…
  • Nov 17

    Playing with "Waffle House" Money Owed to Tipped Employee

    Playing with "Waffle House" Money Owed to Tipped Employee
    So you are (or were, within the last two years) a server at a Waffle House. Waffle House, or one its franchisees, pays you about $3.00 an hour. You also receive tips. Your boss tells you to report when your wages plus tips, taken together,…
  • Nov 6

    Legal Tips for Tipped Employee

    Legal Tips for Tipped Employee
    Under a federal statute known as the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour. Under certain circumstances, the FLSA allows an employer to take a "tip credit" of up to $5.12 an hour for a "tipped employee." …
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Walden & Pfannenstiel Blog

Walden & Pfannenstiel Blog

Covers bankruptcy and estate planning.

http://wplawpractice.com/blog/
  • Jan 23

    Can I Use My Tax Refund to File Bankruptcy?

    Can I Use My Tax Refund to File Bankruptcy?
    A New Year is a time to look at the next 12 months with hope and possibility, let our bankruptcy attorneys assist you and have a Happy New Year in 2015.  Every day we see debtors and their households struggling with debt.  The debt…
  • Dec 11

    Meet Our Attorney

    Meet Our Attorney
  • Oct 30

    November 1, 2014 Median Income Levels for Kansas and Missouri Bankruptcy Filer

    November 1, 2014 Median Income Levels for Kansas and Missouri Bankruptcy Filer
    The Means Test looks at your Median Income to determine for which Chapter of Bankruptcy you qualify: Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 As of November 1, 2014 the Median Income Levels will change once again. Median income levels in Kansas are up for the…
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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/
  • Nov 5

    Should You Tell Your Ex You Got a Raise?

    Should You Tell Your Ex You Got a Raise?
    For some time there has been a weakness in the Kansas Child Support system. Child support is calculated on the …Continue reading →
  • Nov 5

    Should You Tell Your Ex You Got a Raise?

    Should You Tell Your Ex You Got a Raise?
    For some time there has been a weakness in the Kansas Child Support system. Child support is calculated on the …Continue reading →
  • 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 →
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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/
  • Oct 2

    SEC Steps In To Protect Whistleblowers From Retaliation

    SEC Steps In To Protect Whistleblowers From Retaliation
    A common worry among those who may be considering coming forward with reports of fraudulent or illegal actions of their employers is what will happen as a result. Whistleblowers understandably are concerned that they will be retaliated…
  • Aug 28

    Lobbyists Seek To Change False Claims Act

    Lobbyists Seek To Change False Claims Act
    Iowa Senator Charles Grassley is at it again, this time coming out swinging in a full-throated defense of the False Claims Act (FCA). The Iowa Republican says that recent attempts by corporate lobbyists to alter the measure represent a…
  • Aug 7

    Whistleblower Claims Increase In 2014

    Whistleblower Claims Increase In 2014
    New data released by a prominent anti-fraud group in Washington, Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund, revealed that payments by companies accused of violating the False Claims Act rose in fiscal year 2014, hitting a record $5 billion. The…
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