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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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1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Civil Rights, Landlord - Tenant and Small Claims for Kansas on
Q: We'll have a pretty serious case that I have taken through small claims and now needs to go up to the Court of Appeal

Very serious tenant/landlord case in which has overwhelming evidence of illegal evection , harassment,descrimanation and slander of character ect I have all documents necessary it's put a huge emotional toll on my family I need help.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 21, 2022

Only a Kansas attorney could advise you here, but your question remains open for two weeks. Please keep in mind that appeals of any type in any jurisdiction are generally governed by narrow windows of time to take action. If you are contemplating an appeal, you could consider reaching out to Kansas... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts for Kansas on
Q: daughter needs to get out of her lease and away from an abusive person.. what kind of paperwork must we provide kansas
Scott C. Stockwell
Scott C. Stockwell answered on Dec 11, 2021

Kansas has an online portal where your daughter may go and apply for a protection from abuse order. If her internet use might be monitored by the abuser, she should call 911. If she is able to safely access the internet, the Kansas Protection Portal is at https://www.kspop.org/. She can enter the... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation and Business Law for Kansas on
Q: Hello, I am wanting to start a small business, but I am 16 and do not know the legal specifications to meet.
Scott C. Stockwell
Scott C. Stockwell answered on Dec 6, 2021

Persons who are under the age of eighteen are not empowered by law to make their own agreements or obligations. The rule, generally speaking, is for the benefit of the minor, so that the minor is not committed to some obligation not in her or his benefit.

Before you turn eighteen, your...
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1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Kansas on
Q: If a DD was done but was not done for a case not yet heard in probate does that mean that the case will be dismissed

My brother passed they did a DD in his probate I filed a petition for probate for our mothers property which now they say will be dismissed because of the DD on my brothers estate… he was not a owner of her property she was the sole owner…

Scott C. Stockwell
Scott C. Stockwell answered on Dec 6, 2021

It is not unusual that the estates of multiple people relate to one another. There is not enough information in your inquiry to explain why the determination of descent for your brother's estate would eliminate the need for probate of your mother's estate. If you are trying to handle your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Kansas on
Q: My sister passed away a few months ago and we are needing to set up a estate. I found a form online but need help.

Hello, thank you for taking the time to hopefully answer my questions. My sister passed away a few months ago and we are working to wrap up a few things. She has some benefits, paychecks, 401k etc. from her job and they are saying that we need to set up a small estate. She lived and passed in... Read more »

Scott C. Stockwell
Scott C. Stockwell answered on Dec 6, 2021

There are several options for small estates, depending upon the size of the estate and the type of assets involved. You should be able to find legal counsel who will provide a free consultation to determine your options and identify the cost. If there are sufficient assets in the estate, you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Kansas on
Q: I had someone too be a POA and and they took a lot of things out of our house but is there anything that I can do. Shor

Shortly after we wrote her POA she took items out of our house and land that did belong to her Our neighbors stated that they saw them taking it items out of the house and putting them in a box moving van. And it was revoked in May I have found out that my car and some property was sold and she... Read more »

Scott C. Stockwell
Scott C. Stockwell answered on Dec 6, 2021

If you believe property was stolen, you might start with a police report. The police have resources you cannot match to deal with possible theft and its investigation.

Financial attorneys-in-fact have an obligation to provide a financial accounting, and you, with assistance from legal...
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1 Answer | Asked in Elder Law and Landlord - Tenant for Kansas on
Q: I rent my home, my 25 year-old lives w/me (he is on the lease). I want him removed from the lease. What are my options?

There are times when I'm in fear of my safety. also, my 73 year-old mother lives with me and he is verbally abusive to us both. i just would like to know what my options are?

Scott C. Stockwell
Scott C. Stockwell answered on Dec 6, 2021

Kansas has a protection from abuse process "to provide quick and immediate protection." The Kansas Judicial system has created a one-stop portal website. But if you think your website viewing is being monitored or checked by the person from whom you do not feel safe, you should call 911... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for Kansas on
Q: Can file for chapter 13 two years after I had a chapter 7 discharged 2 years?

Got some medical bills sense chapter 7 and payday loans when I was out of work I'd like to pay back at a manageable plan. I am back to work now and have a steady income but wasn't sure if chapter 13 was an option within 2 years or not.

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I understand I cannot get a... Read more »

Stuart Nachbar
Stuart Nachbar answered on Nov 19, 2021

You can not obtain a discharge this soon. The Statute provides in your situation the with holding of a discharge in a Chapter 13 if you have a discharge within 4 years under Chapter 7

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Kansas on
Q: DWI and DUI? Are they the same.

I have a first offense DUI in kansas and im trying to get my TDI adjusters license in TX. I’m currently on a diversion program to get it off my record. It states you can exclude first offense DWI. Would that be the same as DUI?

Brian Leininger
Brian Leininger answered on Nov 18, 2021

Yes, they are the same. Different jurisdictions just have slightly different names for the same thing. I've even seen them call OUI or OMVI.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Employment Law for Kansas on
Q: Unpaid commission.

I negotiated a new contract for my commission and it was effective immediately last month. The commission is paid this month. In the contract is states I will be paid gross parts and labor sales, however, I have only been paid gross profit on parts and labor. The contract states paid parts and... Read more »

Rhiannon Herbert
Rhiannon Herbert answered on Nov 10, 2021

This issue sounds like a difference of interpretation in the language between you and your employer. You should contact a Kansas employment attorney to take a look at the specific language in your agreement.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Personal Injury for Kansas on
Q: A client borrowed funds against their case and now have a lien. Client wants to pay lien himself instead of having atty

A client borrowed funds against their case and now have a lien. Client wants to pay lien himself instead of having attorney reimburse the lien to the case funding company because he believes if he pays the lien himself he can get a tax benefit since some of the lien is made up of funds he borrowed... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 7, 2021

A Kansas attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. This is really a question for your attorney because they probably have the contract entered into for the loan, and are familiar with state codes of professional conduct & ethics. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Kansas on
Q: Turning across lane and hit in rear who at fault?

If a car is turning S and is stopped in the W bound lane is crossing a turn lane going E is hit in the rear who at fault?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 7, 2021

A Kansas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. As a GENERAL rule nationwide, the vehicle hitting the other in the rear bears the brunt of liability, but this is a very general response. Since liability could be governed by state-specific vehicle and traffic laws... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Kansas on
Q: Im a joint tenat and the other tenat sold real estate property with out my permission !! What can I do
Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Sep 28, 2021

You will need to search the title first. Assuming you own an interest, you are probably now a tenant in common with another. Depending on what you and your attorney decide, you may need to file actions for Quiet Title, Ejectment or even a Partition. And someone will have to pay taxes, note... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Kansas on
Q: Mom has been using a driveway for 40 years new neighbor survey his 100 acres and is blocking her driveway. Adverse poss?
Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Sep 27, 2021

Mother will have to hire a competent KS attorney to file a Declaratory Judgment and Injunction action. Search both titles for easements and row's. If nothing, she relies on an easement by prescription. Without legal suit she loses the driveway forever.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Kansas on
Q: Me amd brother are listed on my deceased mother's home .can he sell without my consent?

Can he sell with out my consent?

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Sep 15, 2021

You have not stated the exact estate you own, but either tenant in common can sell their individual interest. Usually no prudent buyer would purchase without receiving the fee simple absolute conveyed by all titled owners. Partition is also a possibility.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Kansas on
Q: In the state of Kansas, is it legal for me to hand write my own will with two witnesses to my signature?
Doug Coe
Doug Coe answered on Sep 14, 2021

As a general matter, it is not a requirement to have a will typed, and there is no requirement that the will be typed by someone other than yourself. However, there are a LOT of other variables to consider. As a probate and estate planning attorney, I've seen countless messes that not only... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Kansas on
Q: What if my sibling left a Will and died will my assets follow the will or go to her daughter who my sibling left nothing
Doug Coe
Doug Coe answered on Sep 3, 2021

In Kansas, a Will, by itself, won't transfer any assets until it has been probated. This is a court process usually supervised by a Judge. I would highly recommend speaking with a lawyer about this situation. Your lawyer can help review the Will and present it to the probate court. There... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Kansas on
Q: I am 73 y/o, divorced for 27 years, grown son and daughter. I do not own the house I live in, have no stocks or bonds,

No savings or retirement. Are there advantages to my having a living Will? (Also, no life insurance)

Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst answered on Sep 1, 2021

"Living will" is another name for Advance Directive for Health Care, which is a document that sets forth your values with respect to end of life care. There is definitely value in having one regardless of your age or net worth.

You might have meant to refer to a Will aka Last...
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1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Kansas on
Q: Defamation of Character.

I am retired from a ice machine Co. I was told by a former colleague that someone in dispatch was telling customers that requested me to work on their equipment that I was fired. I had not received any termination letter. I had received a retirement card signed by fellow workers and a gift card.... Read more »

David Adams
David Adams answered on Aug 30, 2021

Probably more facts are needed before a good answer can be given. How many times has this been said to customers? Are they saying anything more specific about you, and being fired? What else are they saying about you? Has this affected your good name in the community where you live? Has it... Read more »

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