Areas of Practice
At our firm, we provide a wealth of experience throughout a range of services in both litigation and office practice. We also have relationships with lawyers throughout Kansas, allowing us to draw on lawyers with particular skills as each client's needs indicate.
Areas of legal service we offer include, but are not limited to:
Estate planning is for everyone – it's a way of caring for your loved ones, seeing they are provided for, and making sure your hard-earned property is distributed according to your wishes. Learn what you need to do to save money and ensure that your plans are carried out exactly as you wish.
Your estate consists of all your property, including:
- Your home and other real estate
- Tangible personal property such as cars and furniture
- Intangible property like insurance, bank accounts, stocks and bonds, and pension and social security benefits
- Any ownership interest you may have in a local business
Our firm’s estate planning services include the provision of revocable and irrevocable trusts, supplemental needs trusts, testamentary trusts, wills, living wills, powers of attorney, assistance with non-probate transfers and more.
Probate & Estate Administration
Serving as a Trustee of a trust, as an Executor under a will, or as an Administrator of an estate can be an emotionally trying time when it comes on the heels of the passing of a loved one. Probate and Estate Administration also include the establishment and administration of guardianships and conservatorships when a loved one is not able to manage their affairs due to illness, injury, age or other circumstances. Our attorneys are experienced in helping our clients navigate their responsibilities when acting as Trustee, Executor, Administrator, Guardian or Conservator. We also help our clients communicate with creditors, collect and manage estate assets, meet important statutory deadlines and report their progress to the court when required.
A party who believes that they have been wronged has the legal right to go to the civil courts to seek redress, while the party who is being accused of the wrong doing will need to find quality representation from an attorney. Law Office of V. Linnea Alt, Chartered, is experienced in a wide range of civil litigation matters to include, but not limited to, personal injury, breach of contract, consumer protection and various violations of legal rights and protections. Our attorneys will take great care representing your interests in your civil matter.
Owning a business is fraught with legal decisions, and starting one is no easy task. Whether you have an established business or are just starting one, an attorney can help you understand the rights you and your business are afforded. An attorney will also inform you of the responsibilities you owe to your employees and customers to avoid liability. Business law covers business organization, contracts, sales, employment, and more.
From the initial contact with law enforcement, it is important to know your rights relating to criminal prosecution. Don't go through this process alone. Criminal law covers misdemeanor and felony charges and may include traffic citations and administrative hearings. We are here to help guide you through the process. If you find yourself in need of representation in any criminal matter, an attorney at our office will inform you of your rights and navigate you through the criminal procedure process.
Our attorneys have years of combined experience facilitating real estate transactions, to include drafting and negotiating the terms of contracts for the sale or lease of residential, commercial and agricultural real estate. They are knowledgeable regarding federal and state laws that may impact the real estate transaction, and they will treat all of your questions with the respect they deserve. Our attorneys are also experienced in resolving title problems. Those pesky little things that come up and need to be taken care of so that the buying and selling of real estate can occur without delay. Our attorneys can prepare a Warranty Deed or file a Quiet Title action. Whatever your needs, we are here to help.
Divorce, Annulment & Paternity
Our team handles all aspects of domestic law, which include the issues of spousal support, property division, child support, and more. For those who want to legally separate, but remain married, we also prepare Legal Separations, also known as Separate Maintenance, and Post Nuptial Agreements. No matter your domestic law needs, we are able to meet our client’s unique needs and craft a specific approach to their individual situation.
The Kansas Child Support Guidelines govern how child support is allocated in Kansas. The non-custodial parent pays basic child support, a set monthly amount of money, to the custodial parent for the benefit of the child.
The custodial parent is the parent who has primary residential placement of the child or is the parent who earns less money in a case where shared residency applies. The noncustodial parent is the parent who has visitation with the child or earns more money where shared residency applies.
In some situations, a parent may fail to pay their child support obligation for various reasons. Law Office of V. Linnea Alt, Chartered, can assist clients in recovering unpaid child support. In other situations, the non-custodial parent has lost their job or suffered an injury that prevents them from working. We can assist our clients in modifying their child support obligations.
Law Office of V. Linnea Alt, Chartered, is highly skilled in assisting with child custody matters. The initial determination of custody – the first time the parents go to court and obtain a custody order – is an important part of the custody process as it establishes where the child will reside during the pendency of the case, which could be a lengthy period of time. When parents are unable to agree to custodial arrangements either at the time of the initial child custody determination or later, a judge must determine what custodial arraignment is in the best interests of the child based upon the facts presented to the judge during the child custody adjudication. This is a highly emotional time for any parent and our knowledgeable staff will help guide you through the process.
Premarital agreements are a common legal step taken before marriage. A premarital agreement establishes the property and financial rights of each spouse in the event of marriage dissolution. Premarital agreements are often used to protect the personal property and real estate owned by the spouses, but also can protect family businesses and sole proprietorships, protect future earnings, and serve other important functions. Our attorneys can help you decide whether a premarital agreement is right for you. While no one is thinking about a divorce when they get married, it's often prudent to at least consider a premarital agreement as most states are now “no fault” divorce states.
Law Office of V. Linnea Alt, Chartered, handles all types of adoptions to include step-parent adoptions, grandparent adoptions, surrogate-involved adoptions, and traditional third-party adoptions. Whether it is time to adopt a child with whom you have an established parent-child relationship or you are preparing for a new addition to your family, our staff has the knowledge and expertise to assist you.