Attorneys Proudly Serving Central Kansas

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From a prenuptial agreement through post-divorce issues, we’re with you when you need us.

Our services include handling adoption, divorce or annulment proceedings, child custody and modifying  child support, spousal maintenance and division of property.

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Estate planning is the process of anticipating and arranging, during a person's life, for the management and disposal of that persons estate during the person's life and at and after death, while minimizing gift, estate, generation-skipping transfer, and income tax.

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You supply the inspiration, let us help you get your dream off the ground.

We can help you set up and form your business. Sell an existing business. Transfer your business to another generation. Protect you and your business from lawsuits and liability. Assist you in buying or selling parts or pieces of your business and much more.

WHY CHOOSE COTTONWOOD LAW GROUP?

Our Lawyers Know That Results Matter—and We Deliver.


Cottonwood Law Group, LC is a general practice law firm based in Hillsboro and Abilene, Kansas. We serve the Central Kansas region and handle a wide variety of legal issues. We assist our clients with their legal needs and start them on the path towards success.

Call today to schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys. We know you have lots of options, and thank you for looking into our firm.

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Adoption

People consider adoption for many reasons. On this page we will discuss why adopting children may be the right choice for you to grow your family. I will also discuss the laws and process of adoption as well as the different types of adoption available.

If you’ve been trying to conceive for a long time you’ve probably already considered alternative options.

Divorce

On the Divorce page we explain the laws and process of a separation and divorce. We break down divorce into a 7 step process. We provide articles with information you should know including:

Tips When Dividing Assets In A Divorce.

The Most Common Expenses In A Divorce.

Child Custody

On the Child Custody page we break down a complete guide to custody. Including

  • Unmarried Parents and Paternity.
  • How will the Judge decide who gets custody?
  • What are "Best interests of the child"?
  • Writing a Parenting Plan
  • Examples of Child Custody calendars
  • and much more.

Child Support

Many people going through a divorce or child custody situation in which child support is involved think that the support amount is determined by the courts through a formula and that both parties have no choice but to accept the outcome. However, this is only half true.

Depending on your state, there likely is a specific worksheet that the courts use to determine the initial child support obligation.


Estate Planning

Our extensive Estate Planning page includes:

  • Essential Estate-Planning and Life-Planning Tasks Everyone Should Do.
  • Estate Planning for Young Families.
  • Estate Planning for Families With Teens.
  • Families With Adult Children.
  • Legacy and Succession Planning.
  • What Is A Will?
  • Who Needs A Will?
  • And Many More.

Probate

Technically, probate is the legal process of proving the validity of a will after a person’s death. However, practically speaking probate has been expanded to include the court proceedings required to distribute an individual’s assets after their death.

Powers Of Attorney

There are two common types of Power of Attorney, financial and medical.

A Financial Power of Attorney will be authorized to handle your financial matters for you when you are no longer able to.

A Medical Power of Attorney will make medical decisions for you when you are no longer able to.

Estate Planning For A Farm Or Ranch

The following list briefly outlines the top 10 things to consider when developing an estate plan for a farming or ranching operation. This is not an exhaustive list and many of these items overlap.


Sole Proprietorship

This is the easiest and least expensive business entity to set up. But, a sole proprietor has no protection from lawsuits or creditor claims. This means your personal assets can be used to satisfy a business debt. Income and expenses are reported to the IRS on a Schedule C.

Partnership

Involves more than one individual as the owner of the company. Each partner is responsible for the actions of their other partners. And again, personal assets are not protected from business debts. All partners must file a Partnership Information return with the IRS each year.

LLC

A Limited Liability Company requires the filing of paperwork with the State of Kansas. The LLC is responsible for the paying of business debts, which protects your personal assets. An LLC can have a single member, or many members with equal or varying percentages or ownership. Depending on how your LLC is formed will affect how you file your return with the IRS.

Corporation

Forming a corporation is the most formal way to set up your business. Like an LLC, certain documents must be filed with the State of Kansas. There are two types of corporations, S and C. In a C corporation profits and losses are at the corporate level. However, corporations are then taxed on their earnings AND shareholders are taxed when they receive their dividends.

Cottonwood Law Group, LC focuses on Agricultural Law. We have the experience and the continuing education to serve your businesses needs. If you have any questions feel free to contact us at any time.

Our Agriculture Law articles include:

  • Capital Gains and Understanding Basis.
  • Consumption of a Security Interest in Feed Fed to Livestock.
  • Kansas Fence Law Basics.
  • Land Lease Considerations – How to protect your tenancy.
  • Do you own the data collected from precision technology used in your farming operation?
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