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Online Court Resources
Resources for the Decatur County District Court as well as online resources applicable to courts generally in Decatur County, Kansas, and resources applicable to all courts in Kansas.
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Kansas District Court Case Records
Search Kansas District Court records by county and court or by county and case ID. Fees can be paid by credit card or with a state subscription. Sedgwick County cases before 2003 and Wyandotte County cases before 2004 are not available. Search may be done on a mobile device; no app download required.
Kansas Criminal History Records
Kansas Bureau of Investigation offers criminal history records through a paid service. Fees can be paid by credit card or with a state subscription. Search requires subject's full name and date of birth; additional personal information can be included. A link to registered offender information is included.
Published opinions and orders
Attorney General Legal Opinions
Search recent Kansas Attorney General opinions by topic or keyword. A link to older opinions hosted by Washburn University School of Law is provided.
Forms and related information
Kansas Court Forms
View and download Kansas Court forms including case filing cover sheets, procedural forms, eviction, small claims, family law, expungement, garnishment, juvenile, name change, protection from abuse, protection from stalking, probate, civil procedure, and other miscellaneous forms.
Kansas Legal Forms
Kansas Legal Services offers a variety of free downloadable and interactive family law, criminal conviction expungement, name change, small claims, and guardian/conservator forms.
Online fine payments
Pay Kansas District Court Fines
Pay Kansas District Court fines, fees, and citations online by date of birth and case number or citation number. Most Kansas District Courts are included. A service fee applies.
Self help, legal research, general information
17th Judicial District Local Court Rules
View the local general, civil, and criminal rules of District Courts in Decatur, Graham, Norton, Osborne, Phillips, and Smith Counties.
Foreclosure Prevention Resources
View resources for preventing foreclosure in Kansas, including local housing counseling agencies, state agencies, and a link to legal aid providers.
Kansas District Court Rules
View the statewide rules for Kansas District Courts.
Kansas Parenting Information
View information about parenting issues in domestic cases, including a parenting plan, domestic abuse, and mediation for child custody and other disputes.
Kansas Child Support Information
View Kansas child support guidelines, worksheets, and instructions. Links to additional child support resources are included.
Search Kansas Statutes by section number, keyword, or subject index, or browse the Table of Contents by chapter, article, and section number.
View information about Kansas mediation, which can help parties resolve disputes without going to court. A list of approved mediators is included.
Kansas Self Help Information
View information about representing yourself in Kansas courts, finding legal help, court procedure, forms, a glossary of legal terms, and answers to frequently asked questions on a variety of legal issues.
Kansas Supreme Court Law Library
View information about the Kansas Supreme Court Law Library, including location, an online catalog search, description of available materials, and links to additional online research resources.
Legal Information and Legal Assistance
Legal information offered by Kansas Legal Services by topic includes Consumer, Criminal, Disability, Education, Elder, Employment, Family Law, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Health, Housing, Public Benefits, and Wills & Estates. Contact inforamtion and links to legal assistance, legal forms, and other services are included.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
Search a directory of Wichita Bar Association members by area of law.
Free and Low-Cost Legal Assistance
Kansas Legal Services provides free and low-cost civil legal assistance to low-income residents. Information includes an online application for services, toll-free hotlines, types of cases accepted, special programs, mediation services, lawyer referral, and a directory of local offices.
Kansas Bar Association Lawyer Referral
The Kansas Bar Association offers a statewide lawyer referral service and the Kansas Elder Hotline, legal information for 60+ seniors.
Kansas Consumer Protection
The Kansas Attorney General's Office provides information about consumer protection and various types of fraud including internet and mortgage. Publications, workshops, tips, and an online complaint form are included.
Kansas Judge Complaint Information
View information about filing complaints against judges for misconduct, including a downloadable complaint form and instruction packet.
Kansas Lawyer Complaint Information and Disciplinary Case Records
View information about filing complaints against lawyers for misconduct, including a downloadable complaint form and links to disciplinary cases by lawyer's name.
Search a directory of Kansas Bar Association member attorneys by keyword, group, location, member type, and additional criteria. Not all members are included.
Kansas Public Defenders
The Kansas State Board of Indigents' Defense Services provides felony defense services to low-income defendants. The Contact Information link lists local offices.
Limited Scope Representation
Kansas Legal Services provides information about limited scope representation, in which lawyers provide some services to self-represented parties for a lesser fee than full representation. Services include case advice, document and evidence preparation, court appearances as needed and other agreed-upon tasks.