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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 19

    Just in Case you want to keep up to date on the law

    Just in Case you want to keep up to date on the law
    Paige Nichols has started a new regular podcast called Just in Case that will help keep us up to date on recent SCOTUS, Tenth Circuit, and KSC case law.  Paige is only the smartest attorney I've ever worked with (plus she actually makes…
  • Jul 18

    Promise to shelter suspect's children leads to habeas relief

    Promise to shelter suspect's children leads to habeas relief
    Jean K. Gilles Phillips and KU Innocence Project intern Abby West won in Sharp v. Rohling, No. 14-3090 (10th Cir. July 15, 2015), obtaining federal habeas relief from a state murder prosecution from Shawnee County.  The Kansas…
  • Jul 5

    Statute requiring attorneys to file joint motions violates separation of power

    Statute requiring attorneys to file joint motions violates separation of power
    In 2014, the Kansas Legislature passed K.S.A. 20-3301(c), a statute that imposes deadlines for all state court decisions, including appellate decisions.  As part of that statute, the statute directs "all counsel after those deadlines…
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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/
  • Jul 31

    What Steps Should be Taken Before Alzheimer's Strikes?

    What Steps Should be Taken Before Alzheimer's Strikes?
    Does your family have a history of Alzheimer's or dementia? If yes, then denial the worst thing you can do.
  • Jul 30

    How do I Talk to My Parents about Their Finances?

    How do I Talk to My Parents about Their Finances?
    Remember when your parents had that awkward "talk" with you somewhere around seventh grade? It was no fun for them and no fun for you.
  • Jul 29

    How Can I Reduce My "End-of-Life Taxes"?

    How Can I Reduce My "End-of-Life Taxes"?
    Whether you call it the "death tax" or the "estate tax," it is really the same animal. Albeit the color of the animal will be red or blue depending on your own political and economic perspective.
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Parman & Easterday Blog

Parman & Easterday Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.parmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 30

    Understanding Estate Planning – Widely Misunderstood Estate Planning Concepts – Part 2 of 2

    Understanding Estate Planning – Widely Misunderstood Estate Planning Concepts – Part 2 of 2
    In our last blog we looked at several widely misunderstood estate planning concepts. Today we will continue to review several other estate planning issues or terms often found confusing by the general public. As with any legal…
  • Jul 29

    Understanding Estate Planning: What Happens After a Family Member Dies – Part 2

    Understanding Estate Planning: What Happens After a Family Member Dies – Part 2
    On June 21, we briefly discussed the legal process when a family member dies. Today we will continue where we left off.  The process is essentially the same regardless of where you live, although there may be small…
  • Jul 29

    Oklahoma Adoption Essentials: Types, Plans, Decision

    Oklahoma Adoption Essentials: Types, Plans, Decision
    Oklahoma Adoption Essentials: Types, Plans, Decisions from Larry Parman In general, parents seeking an international adoption must go through an adoption agency licensed by the U.S. State Department, or adopt the child directly in the…
Rank this Week: 949

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/
  • Mar 25

    Workers' Compensation Retaliation - Templemire v. W&M Welding, Inc.

    Workers' Compensation Retaliation - Templemire v. W&M Welding, Inc.
    The workers' compensation system is meant to provide financial assistance for injured workers without the possibility of employer retaliation. Specifically, workers who are injured at work have the right to file a claim for compensation…
  • 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,…
Rank this Week: 1174

Walden & Pfannenstiel Blog

Walden & Pfannenstiel Blog

Covers bankruptcy and estate planning.

http://wplawpractice.com/blog/
  • Jul 27

    Walden & Pfannenstiel, LLC receives Certificate of Appreciation from KWAA

    Walden & Pfannenstiel, LLC receives Certificate of Appreciation from KWAA
    April 18, 2011 marked the Kick Off of the first ever Food From the Bar Campaign, a statewide food drive, organized by the Kansas Women Attorneys Association to get the legal community to fight hunger in Kansas. Our office has been…
  • Apr 14

    Friends of JCDS Volunteer Day

    Friends of JCDS Volunteer Day
    Friends of JCDS Volunteer Day On Friday we volunteered through the Johnson County Bar Association to help the Friends of JCDS at one of the homes selected to be on their upcoming Homes Tour. It was a beautiful day to be outside doing some…
  • Apr 9

    April 1, 2015 Median Income Levels for Kansas and Missouri Bankruptcy Filer

    April 1, 2015 Median Income Levels for Kansas and Missouri Bankruptcy Filer
    April 1, 2015 Median Income Levels for Kansas and Missouri Bankruptcy Filers The Means Test looks at your Median Income to determine for which Chapter of Bankruptcy you qualify: Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 As of April 1, 2015 the Median Income…
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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/
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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/
  • May 27

    tax transcript

    tax transcript
    UPDATE: 5/27/2015. IRS has closed this service due to theft of 104,000 accounts. The IRS has issued a IRS statement about this breach of security. The IRS announced a new service today that allows direct download of at transcripts called Get…
  • May 24

    Means Test Numbers Adjusted

    Means Test Numbers Adjusted
    The formula that is used to measure income for bankruptcy purposes changed again. The numbers were adjusted May 1 and May 15, 2015. Most Kansans fared better on the means test after the new numbers went into effect. In theory, the means…
  • 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…
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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
  • May 12

    Attorney Robert Gigstad Attends CLE Seminar on Breathalyzer Procedure

    Attorney Robert Gigstad Attends CLE Seminar on Breathalyzer Procedure
    On May 8, Founding Attorney Robert Gigstad attended a CLE (continuing legal education) seminar on the newest breathalyzer equipment and procedures being used in Missouri. The seminar, "Science of Breath Testing in Missouri & Kansas:…
  • Apr 2

    Kansas City Area DUI Checkpoint Update: 4/3/15 - 4/5/15

    Kansas City Area DUI Checkpoint Update: 4/3/15 - 4/5/15
    Kansas City Area DUI Checkpoint Update: 4/3/15 - 4/5/15 The nice weather is back, and that means DUI checkpoints are going to be starting up in full swing again. Here's what we know so far: 1. The City of Olathe Police Department has…
  • 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…
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Kansas City Vehicle Accident Blog

Kansas City Vehicle Accident Blog

Covers cases, studies, research and other content on truck, car and other vehicle accidents in the Kansas City area. By the Flick Law Firm.

http://www.flicklawfirm.com/blog
  • Dec 9

    $375,000 Recovery When the Driver Had Only $25,000 of Insurance. How Did We Do It?

    $375,000 Recovery When the Driver Had Only $25,000 of Insurance. How Did We Do It?
    We were hired to represent a young man seriously injured in a bicycle accident. The crash happened at an intersection. As our client was in the intersection, a car turned left in front of him, violated his right-of-way and caused the crash.…
  • Nov 10

    Study Reveals Drivers in Kansas City Area As Among The Safest in the Country

    Study Reveals Drivers in Kansas City Area As Among The Safest in the Country
    Car and other traffic accidents have are one of the major causes of injuries and fatalities in the United States – including in Kansas City. However, according to the 2014 Best Drivers Report of Allstate Insurance Company, drivers in…
  • Sep 24

    Kansas City Mother Sues Bar and Driver over Son’s Wrongful Death

    Kansas City Mother Sues Bar and Driver over Son’s Wrongful Death
    Impaired driving is a concern throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area and the rest of Kansas. Many intoxicated drivers believe think are still able to drive their vehicle without a problem. When drunk drivers are on the road, their…
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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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