Why Would You Want to Avoid Probate?

posted on Friday, October 29th, 2021

Probate is a court process that allows for assets to be distributed either pursuant to intestacy or the decedent’s will.  When a probate administration is necessary at someone’s death, the named executor or administrator must go through formal court processes …

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Elder Law v. Estate Planning

posted on Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

Although there is often overlap between elder law and estate planning, the two are not the same.  Elder law attorneys help individuals and their families navigate the important, and sometimes challenging, questions they must answer in order to have a …

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Protecting Assets For Your Children

posted on Monday, July 27th, 2020

Assets can be left to beneficiaries in any number of various ways, and the grantors are able to choose the “what, whom, how, and when.”  In discussing the options, it is often best to start by describing the two ends …

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The Benefits of Like-Kind Exchanges

posted on Thursday, June 4th, 2020

Normally, when you sell real estate for more than you paid for it, you pay tax on the gain at the time of sale, even if you plan on reinvesting the proceeds in another property.  The payment of tax on …

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Clark, Mize & Linville Announces New Shareholder

posted on Thursday, January 2nd, 2020

Clark, Mize & Linville, Chartered is proud to announce that Jessica L. Stoppel has become a shareholder in the firm.  Please join us in congratulating her on this achievement! Jessica concentrates her practice in the areas of estate planning, elder …

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Four Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America©

posted on Thursday, August 15th, 2019

Clark, Mize & Linville, Chartered, 129 S. 8th Street, Salina, is pleased to announce that it has four attorneys named to the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© publication.  Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has …

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What You Need to Know About LLCs

posted on Friday, May 10th, 2019

New business ventures can be structured in many different forms, including as a sole proprietorship, partnership, or corporations. With that being said, limited liability companies (“LLCs”) have become one of the most common forms in Kansas. An LLC can limit …

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Clark, Mize & Linville Named a Tier 1 Law Firm by U.S. News and Best Lawyers®

posted on Friday, November 9th, 2018

Clark, Mize & Linville, Chartered, is once again pleased to announce that it has been named a Tier 1 law firm, the highest ranking level, for the Salina/Wichita Metropolitan regions in the 2019 Edition of the U.S. News – Best …

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Ancillary Administrations

posted on Friday, November 9th, 2018

When an out-of-state individual dies owning Kansas real estate, Kansas probate proceedings are necessary to transfer the real estate. Depending on the facts and circumstances involving the assets, beneficiaries, and planning, the necessary probate proceedings may take a number of …

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Five CML Attorneys Selected as Best Lawyers©

posted on Thursday, August 16th, 2018

Five Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© Clark, Mize & Linville, Chartered, 129 S. 8th Street, Salina, is pleased to announce that five of its attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2019 Edition of The …

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Eric N. Anderson Obtains AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell

posted on Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

Clark, Mize & Linville, Chartered, is pleased to announce that Eric N. Anderson has obtained his “AV® Preeminent™” peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, which is its highest rating for lawyers who have obtained a reputation among their peers …

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Goals of Estate Planning

posted on Friday, April 27th, 2018

Estate planning is the process of planning for the eventual distribution of assets upon death. Although there are many different reasons to plan an estate, the following general goals are applicable to everyone: People want to give what they want. …

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Significant Changes of the 2017 Tax Reform

posted on Thursday, March 15th, 2018

Major tax reform legislation was signed into law at the end of 2017 and resulted in sweeping changes to the tax code for both individuals and businesses. The legislation impacts not only federal income taxes but also the estate, gift, …

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Defense Verdict Obtained in Bowel Perforation Case

posted on Sunday, March 11th, 2018

Dustin J. Denning and Jacob E. Peterson successfully defended our client, an obstetrician/gynecologist (OBGYN), in a medical malpractice jury trial in which the plaintiff alleged that our client was negligent when performing a laparoscopic assisted vaginal hysterectomy (“LAVH”) during which …

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How Do You Pay for Long-Term Care?

posted on Thursday, September 28th, 2017

We are all likely to need some type of long-term care services during our lifetimes. With proper planning, the lawyers at Clark, Mize & Linville, Chartered, in Salina, Kansas, can help you utilize strategies such as irrevocable trusts, gifting, converting countable …

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