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:

Law Firms

Gary Laughlin
3649 SW Burlingame Rd. Suite 200
Topeka, KS  66611

Stephen R. Bough
The Law Offices of Stephen R. Bough
917 W. 43rd Street
Kansas City, MO 64111