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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/
  • Apr 11

    Hard-50 statute ruled unconstitutional under Alleyne

    Hard-50 statute ruled unconstitutional under Alleyne
    In State v. Soto, No. 106,306 (Kan. 2014), the KSC today ruled that Kansas' statutory procedure for imposing a hard-50 sentence as provided in K.S.A. 21-4635 violates the Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution as described in Alleyne v.…
  • Feb 22

    A View from the Trenche

    A View from the Trenche
    After handling criminal defense appeals for the last several years, I recently transferred to a public defender office.  This move will involve being at the courthouse on a daily basis.  Naturally, that…
  • Dec 26

    Exoneration through persistence

    Exoneration through persistence
    Here is an article on a recent win by Michael Whalen.  Mr. Swenson was convicted of attempted second-degree murder in Sedgwick County in June 2000.  After a long, long procedural history, in February 2010, the Court of Appeals…
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Walden & Pfannenstiel Blog

Walden & Pfannenstiel Blog

Covers bankruptcy and estate planning.

http://wplawpractice.com/blog/
  • Apr 18

    Chapter 13 Debt Limit

    Chapter 13 Debt Limit
    Debtors have the option of filing a chapter 13 bankruptcy as long as some qualifications are met.  One of those qualifications is the debtor’s secured and unsecured debt amounts cannot exceed the limits set for a chapter 13. …
  • Mar 31

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

    April 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 April 1, 2014 the Median Income Levels will change once again. Median income levels are up across the board in…
  • Mar 14

    Can I Qualify for a Mortgage After Bankruptcy?

    Can I Qualify for a Mortgage After Bankruptcy?
    We are often asked by clients if they will ever be able to buy a home if they file for bankruptcy.  Bankruptcy offers consumers a fresh start, meaning most consumers will walk away from all their unsecured debt like credit cards, medical…
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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/
  • Apr 10

    Domino's Franchisees Caught Up In Wage-Theft Case

    Domino's Franchisees Caught Up In Wage-Theft Case
    The owners of a group of Domino's Pizza franchises across New York State recently agreed to pay workers hundreds of thousands of dollars to settle a wage-theft investigation that had been started by the state's attorney general. The…
  • Mar 27

    NLRB Decision Could Lead To Compensation For College Athlete

    NLRB Decision Could Lead To Compensation For College Athlete
    In a surprising decision this week, the National Labor Relations Board ruled that football players at Northwestern University meet the standards necessary to form a labor union. The decision was seen by many as a possible first step towards…
  • Mar 21

    Supreme Court To Hear Important Amazon Wage Theft Case

    Supreme Court To Hear Important Amazon Wage Theft Case
    An important case regarding unpaid time that workers spend going in and out of security while going to jobs at Amazon warehouses has been picked up by the U.S. Supreme Court. The case was last heard in the Ninth Circuit where the justices…
Rank this Week: 2018

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/
  • 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.…
  • Nov 11

    Unpaid Tuition Dischargeable

    Unpaid Tuition Dischargeable
    The failure to pay tuition did not result in nondischargeable debt. So said the court in In re Oliver, No. 12-4185 (Bankr. S.D. Ind. Oct. 8, 2013). The college was ordered to release the former student’s transcript in a bankruptcy…
Rank this Week: 1945

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/
  • Apr 22

    Invaluable Easement Valuations / Overland Park, KS

    Invaluable Easement Valuations / Overland Park, KS
    Knowing something is of value is one thing. However, being able to prove the value is another kettle of fish.
  • Apr 21

    Reverse Mortgage Realities / Overland Park, KS

    Reverse Mortgage Realities / Overland Park, KS
    The reverse mortgage has its benefits, especially for many retirees needing some additional cash to make ends meet in the current interest rate environment. However, as the financial community has been quick to point out, there are also some…
  • Apr 18

    Considering "Basis" When Electing Estate Planning Alternatives / Overland Park, K

    Considering "Basis" When Electing Estate Planning Alternatives / Overland Park, K
    New circumstances give rise to new alternatives (and opportunities) for estate planners. This, in turn, is creating some new and difficult choices.
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Parman & Easterday Blog

Parman & Easterday Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.parmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 21

    Is Your Estate Plan Outdated?

    Is Your Estate Plan Outdated?
    Is it time to update your estate plan? Answer these questions to find out!
  • Apr 18

    Free Seminar: The Costly Mistakes Families Make With Their Estate Plan

    Free Seminar: The Costly Mistakes Families Make With Their Estate Plan
    Just a reminder, we’re hosting a free seminar next Tuesday afternoon where you can learn how to avoid some of the most costly mistakes families make in their estate plans. This is a great opportunity to make sure your family and your…
  • Apr 17

    The 7 Major Dangers of Poor Estate Planning

    The 7 Major Dangers of Poor Estate Planning
    Do you know the dangers of not having a solid estate plan in place for your family? Join us as Parman & Easterday attorney Blaine Peterson explains the 7 major dangers of poor estate planning and what you can do to avoid the pitfalls. To…
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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
  • Apr 15

    Information on DUI Field Sobriety Testing in Kansas: The Alphabet Test

    Information on DUI Field Sobriety Testing in Kansas: The Alphabet Test
    Information on DUI Field Sobriety Testing in Kansas: The Alphabet Test I'm often asked questions about different field sobriety tests, etc. Today I'll go over one of the common tests, The Alphabet Test. During a DUI stop officers often ask…
  • Apr 3

    Kansas City Area DUI Checkpoint Update: 4/4/14 - 4/6/14

    Kansas City Area DUI Checkpoint Update: 4/4/14 - 4/6/14
    Kansas City Area DUI Checkpoint Update: 4/4/14 - 4/6/14 As the weather starts to warm up the police are going to start having more and more Drunk Driving enforcement efforts over the weekends around the Kansas City Metro area. This weekend…
  • Apr 3

    Alcoholic Court Reporter Goes Off the Deep End.

    Alcoholic Court Reporter Goes Off the Deep End.
    Alcoholic Court Reporter Goes Off the Deep End. Apparently court reporter Daniel Kochanski was sick of his job, because during a trial he repeatedly typed "I hate my job, I hate my job, I hate my job" and other gibberish, instead of the…
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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/
  • Apr 14

    Hope Cancer Institute and Oncologist Agree to Pay United States $2.9 Million to Resolve Fraud Claims Brought by Whistleblower

    Hope Cancer Institute and Oncologist Agree to Pay United States $2.9 Million to Resolve Fraud Claims Brought by Whistleblower
    Hope Cancer Institute, Inc., and its owner, oncologist Dr. Raj Sadasivan, have agreed to pay the United States over $2.9 million to settle claims that they defrauded federally-funded medical insurance programs. Dr. Sadasivan founded Hope…
  • Apr 10

    Regulators Turn Critical Eye Towards For-Profit College

    Regulators Turn Critical Eye Towards For-Profit College
    In an announcement that will hopefully save millions of eager and unsuspecting students from the trap of large student loan debt, the Obama administration recently revealed it would seek to impose new oversight of for-profit colleges.…
  • Mar 20

    Fight Against Financial Fraud Needs Funding

    Fight Against Financial Fraud Needs Funding
    A recent piece in the Boston Globe discussed the serious problem of government fraud and noted that lawmakers on the national level need to do more than just give the problem lip service. Rather than simply talk about the importance 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/
  • Apr 11

    Does age play a role in Kansas City car accidents?

    Does age play a role in Kansas City car accidents?
    As regular readers of this blog will know, there are all kinds of studies and statistics about Missouri car accidents and the numerous contributing factors involved. In Kansas City, Blue Springs, and the surrounding areas, these factors can…
  • Mar 28

    Caught on video: Aggressive driving leads to crash

    Caught on video: Aggressive driving leads to crash
    This week, a Florida man received national media attention when his aggressive driving caused him to lose control and crash his truck - and the whole incident was captured on video. According to the Tampa Bay Times, 33 year-old Jeffrey White…
  • Feb 28

    Why do drivers hit and run? Facts and tips for Kansas City driver

    Why do drivers hit and run? Facts and tips for Kansas City driver
    Shockingly, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reports that approximately 11% of auto accidents reported to police are hit and run crashes, meaning the at-fault driver left the scene without providing any identifying information. Annually,…
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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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