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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Kansas on
Q: Is there way to change k1 visa to marrge visa in middle of it?

I been work on k1 visa start back in Aug of 2020. After been put on hold and month of wait. We have decide to get marry this Aug 2022. Which I think well void the K-1 visa if I get marry out of usa even if it approve. We have only got to step 3. Is there any step I can take so I don't have to... Read more »

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler answered on Apr 18, 2022

That seems unwise, but it depends upon your situation and relationship.

If you get married, then you will 'significantly delay processing' and be separated even longer. It is best for your fiance to come into the U.S. as a K1 fiance, so that you can both get to know each other...
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1 Answer | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for Kansas on
Q: How much it cost to get an idea in auto mobile field and also for a mobile app idea.
Peter D. Mlynek
Peter D. Mlynek answered on Apr 7, 2022

A patent typically costs about $20k to $40K

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Kansas on
Q: How do I get conservatorship of my adult daughter to fix black mold issue in her house

Black mold is under the shower base and she can not go downstairs in her own house because it is hazardous. Conservatorship refuses to clean up the mold issue and leak.

Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst answered on Apr 6, 2022

Call the health department and report the situation. They might have the clout to force a clean up.

Be careful what you ask for, though. Can your daughter afford the cost of clean up? Maybe she would be better off selling to someone who can afford clean up and move to a better...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Kansas on
Q: I had a car accident because the road is poorly designed. It happened in Kansas city, MO. can I sue city?

within how many days should I file a claim against city or whatever agent designed or built the road?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 5, 2022

A Kansas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Technically, it's possible you could, if you could prove to a jury or judge that a road is poorly designed and that you sustained injuries as a result of that poor design. That could be more difficult than it... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Kansas on
Q: My mom has a trust, if she ends up having a stroke and has to go to long term care, she is telling me they

My Mom has a trust, if she ends up having a stroke and has to go to long term care, she is telling me that the facility can get the funds from the trust, if I'm understanding her correctly. Is this true?

Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst answered on Mar 29, 2022

It is not possible for any attorney in this forum to answer your question without reviewing the trust and how your mother's assets are titled.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Kansas on
Q: I need a Overland Park/Kansas City Area personal Injury Attorney that practices in Kansas & Arkansas.
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 24, 2022

An attorney in the jurisdictions you mention would be able to advise best, but your question remains open for a week. Until you reach out to attorneys in the applicable jurisdiction for meaningful guidance, as a general note, a single jurisdiction of admission is generally enough for most personal... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Kansas on
Q: 2 lights at intersection, looked at wrong one, ran red light causing crash no fatalities court date, should i get lawyer

I got citation with mandatory court appearance. The lights were close to each other, so I looked at the one for across traffic, I crashed into another car, minor damage. I was not speeding, it was my first time driving in that area so I got really confused at the intersection. should I get a lawyer?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 23, 2022

A Kansas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. If you haven't already done so at this point, you could reach out to local attorneys to discuss the citation. In terms of potential claims from other vehicles, your insurance company should assign an attorney... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Real Estate Law, Traffic Tickets and Constitutional Law for Kansas on
Q: When charged in Kansas and elements of the statue are missing from what happened

My attorney has not been able to get my discovery and this case is 8 months old he tells me that the courts won't talk to him maby because he is from out of town. He says the only way he believes I can get the discovery is if I fill out a application for Diversion. I told him I believe the... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Mar 22, 2022

It sounds like your attorney is doing his job. Either plead guilty or start preparing for Trial, and a possible appeal. It does not appear that further Discovery will help any more than what you already know.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Kansas on
Q: My wife is the Trustee of her mother's irrevocable family trust. How does she get a letter of testamentary?

Who does she present it to, and how does she present it? Her mother passed away 15 December 2021, and she is trying to figure this all out. She has a check from her mom's original checking account, made out to her mom's Irrevocable Family Trust, and she needs to open an account under... Read more »

Scott C. Stockwell
Scott C. Stockwell answered on Mar 21, 2022

A trust is managed by a trustee. A probate estate is managed by an executor (if there is a will) or administrator (if there is no will). If there is a will, it must be filed with the court within six months of the date of death; if there is no need to probate the will, the will may be filed with... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Kansas on
Q: How should we title our cars with husband's & wife's name: with OR or AND?

Our licenses are currently listed as AND but a lawyer suggested we might consider OR so that one of us could sell them if the other were incapacitated or deceased. Should we change our titles to OR?

Scott C. Stockwell
Scott C. Stockwell answered on Mar 21, 2022

From the Kansas Department of Revenue Motor Vehicles Department website:

In Kansas, if there is more than one owner showing on the face of the title or as buyers on an assignment, the following number of signatures will be required when there is the connection between the names shown below:...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Kansas on
Q: I got pulled over for traffic violation searched my car found drugs I was arrested cause I locked keys in my car the

And they said they were searching it anyways is that legal

Richard W. Noel
Richard W. Noel answered on Mar 12, 2022

There's not really enough information to give you any real advice. However generally a traffic stop by itself does not allow an officer to search your vehicle unless he sees, hears, smells something that rises to probable cause. If you had something in plain view, that's enough. Otherwise... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Immigration Law and Tax Law for Kansas on
Q: Am I legally allowed to give up my green card in the middle of a divorce?
Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers
Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers answered on Feb 28, 2022

You need to speak to a lawyer ASAP. You would need to put more details to explain more clearly however, IF you already have your green card and you are getting a divorce there is no law that says you have to "give it up" as you say.

IF you are in the process of getting the green...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Kansas on
Q: If i just recently passed my citizenship interview can I travel outside of the US with my residency card?
Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury answered on Feb 26, 2022

Yes. You are not a citizen until you take the Oath. So as long as you still have your residency card you can travel subject to the usual requirements of re-admission to the US. Best wishes!

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Kansas on
Q: My late boyfriend gave me a letter that said “last will and testament” before he committed suicide is this a legal doc?
Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst answered on Feb 23, 2022

I am so sorry for your loss. That is absolutely tragic.

I hate to be the bearer of more bad news, but it is not possible to answer your question without seeing the will. Every state has requirements for the proper execution of wills, typically requiring two witnesses. However, usually...
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1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Kansas on
Q: My dad recently passed away. Do we have to Apply for probate and appoint an executor if we can all agree on stuff
Scott C. Stockwell
Scott C. Stockwell answered on Feb 21, 2022

There are several different procedures for distribution of assets using probate procedure. Assets that have a payable on death (POD) designation are typically distributed based upon the POD. Transfer on death (TOD) deeds for real estate, filed before death, typically control how real estate is... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Real Estate Law for Kansas on
Q: If a home in Kansas has a TOD deed, how long will the beneficiary need to wait to sell the home?
Scott C. Stockwell
Scott C. Stockwell answered on Feb 21, 2022

If a transfer on death deed was filed before the person passed away and was properly drafted, the deed places the property outside of possible claims except for Medicaid. If the person who passed away or her or his spouse received Medicaid benefits during their lifetimes, the Medicaid claims may... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Kansas on
Q: If a person passes before they receive their share of an inheritance, where does the money go.

My mom was executor of her aunts estate. She passed in 2000 and left $30,000 to be divided 3 ways. It took a long time for everything to be settled. In the meantime my mom put the money in cd's. My mom is 86 now and just remembered the money was still there. In the meantime, one of the ladies... Read more »

Scott C. Stockwell
Scott C. Stockwell answered on Feb 21, 2022

If a person is appointed as executor of an estate, that person is answerable to the judge or court who appointed her or him. If a beneficiary of a probate estate predeceases the distribution, the court would most likely refer to the provisions of the will. If the will did not provide some... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Divorce, Family Law and International Law for Kansas on
Q: I married a British woman while she was living in the US. We got pregnant and decided to have the child in England since

It was free. Since then we have split. While visiting she refused to allow my child to go to the embassy to get a USA social security number. She refuses to come back to the US for a divorce because she doesn’t want to go through a custody hearing. What can I do to get joint custody and get... Read more »

David Luther Woodward
David Luther Woodward answered on Feb 10, 2022

You can probably sue her in the U. K.

Filing suit here would require you to have personal service of process on the spouse, which is not impossible, but tricky.

BTW, the child probably is a dual citizen, and that is a prileged status. He should not only a British but also an...
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2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for Kansas on
Q: I have a debt with First Midwest Bank. I now live on SSi only. It is a hardship for me to make this payment. What happen

What happens if I stop paying them. Will they take my SSI

David Adams
David Adams answered on Feb 2, 2022

No creditor is allowed to intercept or take your SSI income - so long as the money is not mingled with other monies in a bank account. If you earn some part-time wages and add those into an account that also has your SSI, then your SSI may in danger of being garnished at the bank (frozen and... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate Law for Kansas on
Q: I signed a contract to sell inherited land once probate was done and land put in my name, would it go to an estate acct?

My father passed away March 31 2021. After he passed away, my neighbor asked if I wanted to sell 5 acres of our 40 acres we have to him. I said yes but made it clear to him I would have to wait until the land was switched to my name. (Side note- my neighbor and the lawyer who handled the probate... Read more »

Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst answered on Jan 26, 2022

Such a sale can go one of two ways. First, the heir you can wait until the property is transferred to the heir and then sell it, in which case the sale proceeds are made payable to the heir.

Or, the property can be sold by the estate while still in the estate, in which case the sale...
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