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1 Answer | Asked in Copyright for Kansas on
Q: Do I need a copyright license?

My fraternity is wanting to host a movie week, where we show a different movie every night, and charge people to come and watch it. The people coming will only be people we know and the movie will be shown on private property. So, I was wondering if we need a copyright license to show these movies.

Enrico Schaefer
Enrico Schaefer answered on Oct 15, 2019

Why not charge for something besides the movie?

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for Kansas on
Q: If I don't have a ks license can I still file in ks? I have lived in Kansas for maybe 3 years.

I have all my mail come to home though. I am also being garnished and cant afford what they are taking out!!

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Oct 10, 2019

Yes. You only need to have lived in Kansas for 180 days to file.

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Kansas on
Q: I was wondering if there is anything i can do about a mental health therapist treating me unfairly
Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 9, 2019

choose a different therapist

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Kansas on
Q: In the confederation they did not allow the Congress to have the ability of taxes. How did they fix this?
Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Oct 9, 2019

The Constitution was amended.

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Kansas on
Q: I am an alien an I was shot and the guy was caught there’s police reports and everything could I fix papers no

I have a clean background no crimes at all

Christopher Kinnison
Christopher Kinnison answered on Oct 8, 2019

Absolutely. You might very possibly be eligible for a U visa. This takes lots of supporting evidence but if you can prove that the seriousness of your injuries and your helpfulness to the law enforcement agencies you will be well on your way to potentially qualifying for a U visa. We can help.... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Federal Crimes and Sexual Harassment for Kansas on
Q: My friend is being blackmailed by a guy. He says he has a sexual video of her and that he will post it.

He is asking her to sleep with him in exchange for $500 or he will post the video of her. He also has made threats to her. She has not reported this because she is either afraid it will get out or she might be in trouble. I've told her that's not the case. She was drunk and in a a bad emotional... Read more »

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 8, 2019

And why has this not been reported to the police?

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Kansas on
Q: My girlfriend was assaulted by a 20 year old man. She has bruises. Police still haven't done anything. What can I do?

20 year old black man forced my girlfriend to kiss him while groping and biting her neck and breasts. This happened at the WSU campus. The police only told him to avoid contact. What can be done?

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 6, 2019

You cannot represent her because you are not a lawyer.

She can go to administration or a woman's help group on campus

But the hair on the back of my neck stood up immediately when I saw it was important to you that you made sure that the readers knew the alleged perpetrator is...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Kansas on
Q: Can a conditional permanent resident take a 1 year masters program abroad if they come back to the US for summer break?

My husband is from Colombia and became a conditional permanent resident in the United States in December of 2017. He will file his I-751 next week. He was accepted into a university for his Master's degree in Spain and we want to go so I can also learn Spanish. The program is January to June and... Read more »

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga answered on Oct 3, 2019

He shouldn’t have any issues; however, he should take all evidence that he is not abandoning residence (mortgage information, etc) just in case. Just make sure that USCIS can contact him. He might need to attend an interview as well.

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for Kansas on
Q: A drunk driver totaled my parked car. Once the driver's insurance company pays the max amount for personal property

Damage which is only $10,000 in Missouri . Can I sue the individual for the extra expenses I incurred that his insurance didn't pay for. Down payment for a new car, sales tax, and registration.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 3, 2019

An attorney who practices in Kansas would be able to advise in the best possible manner, but your question remains open for a week. When you agree with the driver's insurance company on a settlement figure, they will ask you to sign a release. The language of the release will probably preclude your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Kansas on
Q: If a detective obtained a statement using audio recording without permission is this admissible if it's incriminating

To the defendant

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Sep 30, 2019

Police are never required to gave consent from both parties

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Kansas on
Q: I am sole owner of a house in Kansas that I wish to sell. What are my options if my spouse refuses to sign at closing?

An offer has been made and accepted by me.

Scott C. Stockwell
Scott C. Stockwell answered on Sep 30, 2019

The Kansas Constitution provides that, "A homestead to the extent of one hundred and sixty acres of farming land, or of one acre within the limits of an incorporated town or city, occupied as a residence by the family of the owner, togeth er with all the improvements on the same...shall not be... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Kansas on
Q: Do I need a lawyer for a first offense DUI? Was in my driveway keys on floor but asleep in drivers seat.

Ticket states that someone called in a reckless driver in my vehicle match the description. They also stated I refuse fields Friday I do not recall that I was very cooperative. This happen on September 29 What Sunday and my court date is on Tuesday and I’m freaking out do I need a lawyer?

Brian Leininger
Brian Leininger answered on Sep 29, 2019

The Judge will not require you to have a lawyer for your case. The prosecutor will love it if you handle your case without a lawyer. I absolutely think you should have a lawyer.

To convict you the government needs to prove you were driving and were impaired by alcohol you drank before you...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Kansas on
Q: Shoplifting charge amended to littering. How to explain on DS-160?

I was charged for shoplifting and charge was amended to littering. In the question of the DS-160 that asks if I've been arrested or convicted for any offense or crime... after answering YES there is a space to explain. Should I said I was charge with shoplifting and convicted of littering or just... Read more »

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga answered on Sep 24, 2019

Charged with shoplifting, convicted of littering. The conviction is what they’ll look at.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Kansas on
Q: I don't need to hire a lawyer, but I have a question for an assignment. I am a sophomore undergrad

If an employee runs a stop sign and hits a car, does the employer pay? The employee was acting under the scope of employment.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 14, 2019

That's an interesting assignment. Here's a hint to get you started in your analysis: Look up the terms "respondeat superior" and "vicarious liability." You'll figure out what to do from there. Good luck in your studies.

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Real Estate Law for Kansas on
Q: Our house loan is in my mother in laws name. But the deed on the house is in my husband and I's names. She quit claim to

Us several years ago. She has now changed to mortgage to an irrevocable trust with the beneficiary being my husband exwife and kids. The deed is still in our names. What happens when she dies?

Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst answered on Sep 10, 2019

If the house truly is in your name along with your husband, your mother-in-law's death will be of no consequence. The house will remain in your names when she passes. The unfortunate problem with that technique (lifetime gifting), however, is loss of the step up in basis at your mother-in-law's... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning for Kansas on
Q: How do I obtain a copy of someones will? I have been to the courthouse and they say they do not have one on file.
Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst answered on Sep 9, 2019

Unless the will has been filed with the court, your only options are good old fashioned detective work. Try calling estate planning attorneys in the area to see if any of them have it. Look through the decedent's files if you have access. Or, if you know who has it, then ask for a copy from him... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims for Kansas on
Q: In a borrowed vehicle and a pothole caused a flat. Am I obligated to replace with new of same brand? Or at all?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 8, 2019

If it was borrowed institutionally, you could look into whether insurance would cover the matter. If it was borrowed from a friend, it's probably best to throw out legal analysis here and analyze this from a perspective of being pragmatic and preserving a friendship. Legally, one can raise many... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Kansas on
Q: There are several nail salons in Wichita Kansas that refuse to honor gift certificates past one year of issuance.

What can be done about that? Who do I talk to ?

Adam Savett
Adam Savett answered on Sep 5, 2019

Kansas has a gift card / gift certificate expiration law (KS Stat § 50-6,108) that states:

Gift certificates or gift cards; regulation of; exceptions; definitions. (a) On and after January 1, 2007, no person, firm, partnership, association or corporation shall sell a gift certificate or...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Immigration Law for Kansas on
Q: Can I get charged for having fake money if Im 16 years old and did not do anything with the fake money.

I never gave this fake money, I never bought anything or ever even use it for anything like that. All I did was use it for educational purpose and use it for my entertainment. I bought it of Wish and I do not want this to get out of control.

Stephen Rue
Stephen Rue answered on Sep 4, 2019

Truthfully, I am not a strong believer of having persons charged with crime to have an open discussion on the internet about the specifics of their case. I recommend that you contact a competent and experienced Louisiana criminal defense attorney who can answer this questions, along with others,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Kansas on
Q: My brother is currently being held in the county jail facing charges of aggravated domestic battery.

The victim had an audio recording of the incident of gave it to the police 2 months of it supposedly happen. Is that audio recording enough evidence for the courts to convict him with aggravated domestic battery charges. The girl refuses to go to court and brags about how the recording is fake.

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Sep 1, 2019

All this should be discussed with your brother's attorney.

It appears from the limited information that she would need to testify

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