Kansas Questions & Answers

Q: What state do i file divorce in? Married in Mo. Live in Is. Husband unknown location

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Kansas on
Answered on Dec 10, 2017

As you continue to live in Kansas since March, that will be the right place to file divorce.
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Q: My friend pays me to buy things online for him. Do I have to pay taxes on the money he gives me to make those purchases?

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Kansas on
Answered on Nov 29, 2017

If you have another job then you need to include the few hundred dollars (minus any allowable deductions) as self employment income on your tax return. If this is your only income you may be under the amount that would require you to file a return. If you are audited you will need to prove that the funds you received went towards the purchase of the items for your friend. You should keep a separate bank account. This will make it easier to show where the funds you receive are going. Keep...
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Q: Can I be prosecuted for a law broken allegedly in Missouri prosecuted in Kansas for it

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Kansas on
Answered on Nov 22, 2017

No, unless the commission of the crime extended into Kansas. For instance, if you took the stolen property into Kansas and possessed it there knowing it to have been stolen.
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Q: What to expect for an Examination under Oath?

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Defense, Car Accidents, Consumer Law and Insurance Bad Faith for Kansas on
Answered on Nov 15, 2017

They will try to get him to say he torched it--which is dumb because replacement costs more. Contact a member of the Ks Assn for Justice who handles "bad faith" claims --they give free consults.
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Q: Who is liable if my company does not pay federal taxes in a timely manner?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Kansas on
Answered on Nov 15, 2017

Management of company esp. in whose name it is registered will be liable for such lapses.
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Q: Is it possible to put a judgment lien on a home in Kansas if the wife is the only person on the property records.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Kansas on
Answered on Nov 14, 2017

Generally, if Husband had a judgment debt and his Wife was not also a debtor of the same judgment, his judgment would not be enforceable against the Wife or her separate property. This also means that if she owned a home and Husband was not also a title owner, a judgment lien recorded against Wife's property would likely be a cloud on her title and the judgment creditor could be liable to her in damages. Be careful, however, that Wife was not also a debtor for the judgment debt and that...
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Q: Can my landlord be liable for high electricity bills due to a leaky hot water faucet?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Kansas on
Answered on Nov 4, 2017

Yes, of course.
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Q: what is the law on potential employers seeking employment verificaiton and history of a candidate they are seeking hire?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Kansas on
Answered on Nov 3, 2017

There always an inbuilt mechanism from employer to employer that they check / cross verify past employment credentials as claimed by an employee.
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Q: I am military and my 2 year old sons mother is military. We are stationed 19 hours apart driving distance.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Kansas on
Answered on Nov 2, 2017

You may seek with mutual consent based on sound reasons.
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Q: I have a 20 year old class C felony for forgery is it possible to get my file sealed or an expungement

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Kansas on
Answered on Oct 30, 2017

Absolutely, provided that you have been off probation for three years and do not have any pending or recent charges. What County?
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Q: Curious how long in Kansas an employee discipline record is retained

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Kansas on
Answered on Oct 30, 2017

Clarity needed to make specific advice. Did you ever undergo a disciplinary measures by your employer? What were the charges and how it ended up. Did you receive any formal letter thereto. Generally, an employer has to remove warnings or censure after 6 months.
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Q: I was assaulted in my room in a hotel. Do I have reason to file a lawsuit?

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Kansas on
Answered on Oct 29, 2017

Maybe. A suit against the hotel would have to show that the hotel breached some duty to keep you safe. This can be shown in various ways, and would be highly dependent upon your particular facts and the situation of the hotel and how they handled issues regarding safety of their guests. The extent of the injury will also have an impact on the feasibility of an attorney taking up the matter against the hotel.
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Q: My ex and I have a 2yr old. She wants to move 5 hrs. away with a guys who just got out of prison what Can I do?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Kansas on
Answered on Oct 27, 2017

Please give more details to make specific advice.

How old is she?

Who's her custodian?

Who's parenting, etc.

As is evident from the given details, she needs family counselling.
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Q: How long after arraignment will my fiance be on trial? Its a felony drug case and he is being held in county.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Kansas on
Answered on Oct 18, 2017

In Kansas, arraignment in a felony case occurs after a defendant is bound over at preliminary hearing. The speedy trial statute requires he be tried within 150 days if he is in custody. However, this time may be expanded if the defendant files motions or takes other actions which cause a delay. Things which also effect the time a defendant is brought to trial include the court's calendar, the complexity of the case, the time necessary for the defendant's counsel to prepare, necessary motions,...
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Q: If your doctor prescribes you a medications that is on your files that you are allergic to it and he is aware of it.

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Kansas on
Answered on Oct 11, 2017

The doctor should be liable if they prescribe a medicine that you are known to be allergic to. The bigger question might become, "what are the extent of damages?" If the medicine did not cause a more serious medical event or problem, then it would likely be hard for a lawyer to justify the time and expense of a lawsuit. In any case, notifying the state board of hearing arts would be one way to document the failure of care, and put the licensing people on notice that there is a bad doctor out...
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Q: I am supposed to have a court appointed attorney. He is charging me 80 dollars an hour. I thought they are free?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Kansas on
Answered on Oct 10, 2017

Depend on the matter in court. Get free legal aid from your local Bar where pro bono Attorney will help you out. You may also take high charging up with them too.
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Q: I fell at the Dodge dealership and they took me to their Dr. It was brokee and requires surgery Do I have a case?

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Kansas on
Answered on Oct 10, 2017

You have a case if the dealership was more than 50% responsible for your fall. The fault finding would ultimately be up to a jury, but you can get a settlement if the adjuster agrees about the fault assessment. I would be interested to know about all the facts that led up to a caused the fall. There may very well be a case for you to pursue, it just depends on all the facts. I'd be more than happy to go over the matter in more detail with you.
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Q: Can someone be charged for theft of a stolen item, even if that person does not have, nor has ever been seen with item?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Kansas on
Answered on Oct 6, 2017

Yes. It is not necessary for that person to currently possess the item in order to have stolen it. That person could have stolen the item and subsequently resold or otherwise disposed of it. Thus, it is possible to be charged with theft even if the defendant does not “have” the item.
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Q: I had an attorney that I was consulting who without my knowledge was sending my bills to my father with descriptions.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Legal Malpractice for Kansas on
Answered on Oct 4, 2017

May sue him for breach of trust detrimental to your interest. Consult your Attorney of local jurisdiction for his legal misconduct.
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Q: Can I take legal action against my best friend? Money was deposited into his account for me now he won't give it to me.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Family Law and Civil Rights for Kansas on
Answered on Sep 30, 2017

As you claimed to have deposited your money into his account. Was this deposit electronically or manually by a Deposit slip? In both the cases, you should have certain proof of your depositing into his account (understandably you did not maintain your account anywhere???) under TRUST repeat Trust and he dishonestly refused to return it back on demand.

Do you have witness(es) to hand him over your money and his refusal to pay it back? Handle with care your evidence and contact your...
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