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.
  • 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.