Blair Gisi featured in Legal League Quarterly – 4Q2015

Expediting Determination of Validity of Liens in Kansas

Kansas is gradually transitioning into a state where, sooner rather than later, everything will be filed or recorded electronically.  While these technological advancements make things easier and more convenient for most, it presents an increasing concern for creditors:  the easier it is to file and record a lien, the higher the propensity that the lien is fraudulent.

In combating the rise in fraudulent liens, it's useful to keep in mind that Kansas has provided a most efficient route to determine the validity of said lien under K.S.A. § 58-4301. This statute sets out the steps creditors need to be prepared to take when it believes that a fraudulent lien is already clouding or will cloud title.

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