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Protecting Yourself from Civil Liability When You Have to Break A Window to Save a Child or Dog

The Kansas legislature passed a bill during this most recent legislative session which will immunize people from civil liability for damage done to a car in the process of rescuing an animal or vulnerable person.
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Ten Ways Your 2018 Tax Re…

Ten Ways Your 2018 Tax Return Will Look A Little Different

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was signed into law on December 22, 2017 and most provisions took effect on January 1, 2018.  So what does that mean for your tax liability? 
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Mandated Reporting of Sus…

Mandated Reporting of Suspected Child Abuse in Kansas

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and one of the preventative measures the State of Kansas has taken is to legally require the reporting of suspected abuse by certain professionals who are most likely to encounter children and can identify the si…
What is a Guardian ad Lit…

What is a Guardian ad Litem and How do I get one?

You may have heard the term “Guardian ad Litem” or “GAL” in the context of custody disputes or Child in Need of Care cases.  Most people understand a Guardian ad Litem to be an attorney representing a child, but it’s a little more complica…
Tenant Rights to Terminat…

Tenant Rights to Terminate a Lease

Dear Tai: My landlord won’t fix anything and is in breach of my lease for other reasons. I want to stop paying rent and move out immediately.  Because the landlord won’t comply, can I say “bye-bye?”  - Sincerely, Very Angry Tenant

Parent’s Rights and Responsibilities in a Child In Need of Care Case

Parents going through a Child In Need of Care Case often find themselves in a situation that is intimidating, complicated, confusing and overwhelming.  The first step to a successful outcome is to secure an attorney familiar with this area of law.

The Rise of the Oligopoly and the Arbitration Clause

[Originally published in the Journal of the Kansas Association for Justice, Vol. 39, Issue 5 (May 2016); Republished by Colorado Trial Lawyer’s Association, Jan. 2017]   Several years ago, I had a friendly lunchtime discussion with a col…
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Pay Me Now or Pay Me Later: The Importance of Paying to Get It Right

Unfortunately many people hire an attorney long after they should have and “pay me later” becomes “pay me a lot more to solve a problem than it would have cost to prevent the problem.”

Can My Boss Withhold My Wages? Your Rights Under the KWPA.

          The Kansas Wage Payment Act (KWPA) governs the payment of “wages,” which are “compensation for labor or services rendered by an employee, whether the amount is determined on a time, task, piece, commission, or other basis,” min…

Declarations and Neighborhood Restrictions

Declarations and Neighborhood Restrictions go under different names but the result is the same.

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