Courts in Wichita, Kansas

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In Wichita, Kansas, the court system is a state institution of Kansas to resolve disagreements that happened in, and involving residents of, Wichita.

You are almost sure to have contact with the court system of Wichita, Kansas at least once in your life. If you are involved in a legal dispute, the likelihood of having to work with the court system becomes even higher.

Wichita, Kansas's courts handle both civil and criminal matters. The litigation lawyers of Wichita, Kansas spend a good deal of time in the courts, and typically know the ins and outs of the local court system pretty well. However, to a layperson, dealing with the court system for the first time can be intimidating. Here are a few of the most likely situations in which a person will have to deal with the courts in Wichita, Kansas:

Events Leading To Exposure To The Courts In Wichita, Kansas

Jury Duty: If you are an adult U.S. Citizen, and live in Wichita, Kansas, you are probably eligible to serve on a jury, and are required to do so if you get a letter from a Wichita court telling you that you have been selected for jury duty. The selection process is random, and is usually drawn from a list of names on voter registration rolls, or a list of drivers licenses. When you show up, you, and many other possible jurors, will be directed to a courtroom in which there is an upcoming trial. You will then go through the jury selection process, where the lawyers for each side are allowed to summarily dismiss a certain number of jurors, for any reason they want. If you are dismissed in this manner, your service is complete, and you can go home, usually after signing a few documents.

Filing a lawsuit: When you sue a person or company in a Wichita, Kansas court, it's a given that you will have to interact with the courts, to one degree or another. At the very least, you'll probably have to attend some hearings, deal with discovery disagreements, and attend case management meetings. Even if your case never goes to trial (which it probably won't, statistically), you will probably become very familiar with Wichita, Kansas's courts.

Being Sued: Likewise, if you're the defendant in a lawsuit, you're going to have a lot of work to do in Wichita, Kansas's courts. You and your attorney will have to draft and file an answer to the lawsuit, and plenty of other documents, as well. Furthermore, there are many hearings that usually occur before a trial, to resolve procedural and evidentiary issues.

Divorce: While not all divorces in Wichita, Kansas require the partners to spend a significant period of time in court, some of them do, especially when disagreements arise that the spouses can't settle amongst themselves.

How Can A Wichita, Kansas Tort Lawyer Help?

Most people don't have to go to court in Wichita, Kansas unless they're dealing with some perplexing legal issues.

Therefore, it's almost always a good idea to speak with a qualified civil litigation attorney if you think that you are going to have to deal with the courts in Wichita, Kansas.

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Life in Wichita

Wichita is the county seat of Sedgwick County in Kansas. With a population of over 372,000, it is the most populated city in all of Kansas, and ranks as the 51st largest U.S. city. In 2008, Wichita was named the #1 most affordable city to live in by MSN Real Estate. Newsmax Magazine has also named it the most "Uniquely American City". Due to its history in aviation and airplane science, Wichita is known as "The Air Capital of the World".

The city of Wichita has undergone considerable development over several decades. Old Town Wichita was renovated in the 1990's to include a hybrid-zone neighborhood complete with restaurants, hotels, residential homes, and nightclubs. Wichita also has several major shopping malls, a few of which host over 100 tenants.

Wichita is also a hub for academic and learning opportunities. Wichita State University, Newman University, and other technical and community colleges have established a presence in the city. Notable residents of Wichita have included actress Kirstie Alley, and Ann Durham, the mother of President Barack Obama.

Lawyers in Wichita, Kansas assist their clients by filing claims through the Municipal Court of the City in Wichita. Wichita's municipal court is the largest, most established municipal court in the state of Kansas. Also, many Wichita lawyers handle more complex legal claims in the 18th District Court for the County of Sedgwick.

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