Kansas City Attorneys
There are a lot of great lawyers in Kansas City. We are consistently asked by our clients, and also by our colleagues, on those attorneys that we would recommend to others. So, we reached out to some firms that we trust to write a little blurb about their area of law. Enjoy.
Probate Law in Kansas City
Probate is the process where a person’s property is passed after their death. There are two types of probate estates in Kansas City. First, there are testate estates. These are estate where there is a will. In these cases, you file the will with the court and then the Judge will pass property according to the terms of the will. Although there are times when the will is “contested” (that is, when someone sues because they think that the terms of the will are invalid – such as when an elderly person gets taken advantage of), the Judge will generally pass all property according to the terms of the Will. The second type of probate estate is an intestate estate. These estates are where there is not a will. In these cases, the Judge will pass the proper of the deceased according to state law. Generally, the spouse gets 1/2 of everything with the remainder being given to the children or other heirs.
Kansas City Divorce Law
Getting a divorce attorney in Kansas City is a major decision. First, a divorce is a tricky thing that takes a significant amount of mental and emotional energy on your part. Given this dynamic, it is crucial to find a divorce lawyer that meets your personal needs. You don’t want to find the cheapest lawyer, the most aggressive, or one that promises a “quick” solution. Instead, you should spend some time to find one that can listen to your needs and help you meet your own personal goals. If your goals is to minimize conflict, then find one that can help you do this. However, you need a good attorney that is willing to challenge you if you are letting your rights slip away just because you don’t have the mental energy to fight. Let your attorney do all the fighting on your behalf and you can just easily let it go.
Truck and Auto Accidents
Getting into an auto accident in Kansas City can be a devastating experience. First, there are health issues to deal with. This includes the obvious health problems, like a broken wrist or a concussion. Unfortunately, there are also health problems that take longer to show up, like whiplash or other soft tissue injuries. Finally, there are long-lasting injuries that can cause pain throughout life, like a back injury.
What’s unfortunate in these situations is that the insurance company is very concerned about reducing their claims and not very concerned about your health and welfare. They have a sophisticated system in place to deny claims and wear you down. Then, they try and delay claims as long as possible. Also, they minimize the damages that are done to you in the accident. Many people think that their injuries will just get better over time, but unfortunately that is simply not the case. Instead, many of our clients have to battle these injuries throughout life and the “quick” settlement is the one that causes them physical and financial pain for their life.
A truck accident in Kansas City requires a good lawyer. The reason for this is that trucks can cause a lot more damage than a regular auto. However, truck companies are used to accidents and they are very aggressive in wanting these claims to go away. You need a good attorney that can help you in Kansas City in dealing with a truck accident claim.
Kansas City Real Estate
Like most areas of law, real property has its own special issues. We deal with a substantial number of leases and purchases of real estate in Kansas City on both sides of the line. In both Kansas and Missouri, there are significant laws that make a big difference in what is being purchased or leased and you need to have an experienced real estate attorney in Kansas City to deal with those issues. Otherwise, you risk having your property be subject to other interests or having its value reduced because of limitations on the property. We also work with owners to make sure that they can lease the property while protecting their financial interests in case of default.
Kansas City Corporate Counsel
Owning a business can be one of the biggest joys in all of life. However, it can also be a significant headache for many owners. That’s because there are lots of laws that can make an owners’ life difficult. These can range from labor law issues, to basic contractual issues to significant deal issues. We are a group of experienced business law attorneys in Kansas City that understand not just the law but also the business needs that most owners face.