Recognized throughout Kansas and the United States as an expert family law... more
Recognized throughout Kansas and the United States as an expert family law practitioner, Ronald W. Nelson frequently speaks on complex issues in family law at seminars for local, regional, and national legal groups. He is a contributing author to the "Practitioner’s Guide on Kansas Family Law," published by the Kansas Bar Association (2011 & 1997 with supplements) with chapters on “Divorce, Se... view profile
Phillip B. Grubaugh has been practicing law since 1975 and is licensed in the state... more
Phillip B. Grubaugh has been practicing law since 1975 and is licensed in the state of Missouri. He graduated with distinction from the University of Missouri as a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. While attending law school at the University of Missouri - Columbia School of Law, Phil was awarded Order of the Coif, and he graduated as one of the top ten students in his law school clas... view profile
I have been in practice in central Kansas since 1996. My practice is primarily... more
I have been in practice in central Kansas since 1996. My practice is primarily centered around family issues, including all matters of divorce, child custody, child support, visitation and paternity. I am also a master's level social worker obtaining my Master's degree from the University of Kansas School of Social Welfare. I provide mediation services, including case management, settlement ... view profile
If you file a lawsuit and lose the case, you can appeal the decision to the next highest court, which is called the appellate court. Appellate lawyers often specialize in arguing appeals; that is, they specialize in arguing why the decision of the lower court was wrong (or why it was right, for the party that won). Appellate attorneys specialize in appeals because they understand the specific and detailed rules that must be followed. It is possible to lose an appeal on technicalities, even when the law is on your side. If you want to appeal the outcome of the trial court, or if you need to argue against another person's appeal, you should work with an appellate attorney.