Terms Used In Kansas Statutes 61-3402

  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, evidences of debt and things in action, and digital assets as defined in the revised uniform fiduciary access to digital assets act, K. See Kansas Statutes 77-201
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories. See Kansas Statutes 77-201
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.

An action against a resident of this state, other than an action for which venue is otherwise specifically prescribed by law, may be brought in the county in which:

(a) The defendant resides;

(b) the plaintiff resides if the defendant is served therein;

(c) the cause of action arose;

(d) the defendant has a place of business or of employment if the defendant is served therein;

(e) the estate of a deceased person is being probated if such deceased person was jointly liable with the defendant and a demand to enforce such liability has been duly exhibited in the probate proceedings of such decedent‘s estate; or

(f) there is located tangible personal property which is the subject of an action for the possession thereof if immediate possession is sought in accordance with K.S.A. 61-3701, and amendments thereto, at the time of the filing of the action.