Legal

Why you need a lawyer?

Unfortunately, when you lose a child, there are a host of legal issues that may require the assistance of a lawyer.

· Bills – What bills is a parent responsible for? Student loans, credit cards, mortgage; all of these present different problems.
· Wills – Did your adult child have a will? If not, what happens to the car, the house and the other property?
· Liability – How did your child pass away? Did they cause an accident or were they killed by the acts of another?
· Insurance – What type of insurance existed, was there a double indemnity clause for accidental death, and are there other benefits?
· Grandchildren – If your adult-child left grandchildren, are they eligible for social security benefits, and who gets custody?
· Workers Compensation – Did you child die on the job? Are there other insurance policies available, other than workers compensation?

The legal issues involving the death of a child are too numerous to mention. Many lawyers, however, will meet with you for a free initial consultation to help you identify issues that may arise. Check out your attorney and ask your friends and co-workers. Finding an attorney should not involve the yellow pages, but by consulting your trusted friends and advisors.

When a tragedy strikes you may find you need legal assistance. The following are links that may help:

www.americanbar.org

www.hg.org/bar-associations-usa

www.findlegalhelp.org

www.nationalbar.org

law.justanswer.com/usa

www.personallawyers.org

Law Firms

Gary Laughlin
3649 SW Burlingame Rd. Suite 200
Topeka, KS  66611
web:
www.hamiltonlaughlin.com

Stephen R. Bough
The Law Offices of Stephen R. Bough
917 W. 43rd Street
Kansas City, MO 64111
816-931-0048
web: www.boughlawfirm.com