If your loved one has died and lived in Leawood, Kansas, you will likely need to go through the probate process in Leawood unless an estate plan was made to allow for wealth to transfer through other methods such as joint ownership, pay-on-death accounts, or the trust administration process.
Likewise, going to probate court could become necessary if someone in your life has become incapacitated without a living will, power of attorney, or other plans in place that specify who will make decisions on his or her behalf and what kinds of medical care will be needed. You may need to initiate guardianship or conservatorship proceedings in court under these circumstances to have a guardian or conservator named.
If you must go to probate court, the process can be stressful and complicated. Fortunately, Parman & Easterday is here to help you. Our compassionate and knowledgeable legal team will represent those involved in any type of probate proceeding. We can represent you if you are seeking to have a guardian or conservator named, if you are the executor of an estate, or if you are one of the potential heirs or beneficiaries.
You should give us a call to get personalized advice about the probate process and about every aspect of probate proceedings. You can also make use of the resources that we have prepared below to provide you with help understanding more about the probate process.
Probate Resources in Leawood, Kansas
Because Leawood, Kansas is located in Johnson County, probate issues involving Leawood residents will take place in the Johnson County, KS probate court. You can find some important resources here:
- The website of the Johnson County, Kansas District Courts: This website provides a list of popular questions, details about the courts that preside over probate, and both the contact telephone number and location of the court that presides over probate matters. This court is located at 100 N Kansas Avenue in Olathe, KS 66061. It is at the corner of Kansas Avenue and Santa Fe in downtown Olathe.
- The website of the Probate Court in Johnson County in the Tenth Judicial District of Kansas: This site presides information on the district court and magistrate judges that preside over probate proceedings. It specifies that the probate court is located on the second floor of the Johnson County Courthouse on the west side and that the court hours are 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. On this site, you can also find details bout the costs of filing probate forms as well as forms you may need to file including the Claim Against Estate Form. The contact number for the probate court is listed at 913-715-3370 and the fax number is 913-715-3371. Filing court forms by fax is permitted if forms are 10 pages or less, but faxed forms still have to comply with court rules.
Parman & Easterday can help you to understand the filing process for probate court forms and can assist you in handling paperwork or appearing before the probate court to handle guardianship issues or to probate an estate.
Getting Help from a Leawood, Kansas Probate Lawyer
These resources should give you more insight into what you can expect if you must go through the probate process. However, this process is a very important one and many decisions will be made that can have a profound impact on your future.
You don’t want to try to interpret the laws and figure out the technicalities of court proceedings on your own. You need to ensure you get the right legal help to navigate the probate proceedings in as cost-effective and timely a manner as possible so you can protect your loved one’s wishes and the assets that your family member has left behind.
Parman & Easterday will be there for you throughout this process to make sure all goes well, to reduce the stress of handling legal issues, and to navigate the legal process on your behalf. To find out more about the services that our Leawood, Kansas probate lawyers can offer you, join us for a free seminar. If you are ready to get personalized help with probate proceedings that you are involved in, you can also give us a call today at (913) 385-9400 (KS) or (405) 843-6100 (OK) or contact us online at any time.