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Kansas Protective Orders Laws

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Code Section 60-3101, et seq.
Activity Addressed by Order Enjoin contact; exclude from dwelling; regarding minors: temporary custody, visitations, support, counseling; provide suitable alternate housing; attorney fees
Duration of Order Emergency: until 5PM on first day that court resumes business. Support order: maximum 1 year, may be extended for 1 year maximum. General: maximum 1 year, may be extended for 1 year maximum
Penalty for a Violation of Order Violation of enjoining contact: assault or battery; violation of exclusion from dwelling: criminal trespass
Who May Apply for Order A person or minor child through a parent or adult residing with the child; cannot apply more than twice a year except in the case of abuse of a minor.
Can Fees Be Waived? Yes
Order Transmission to Law Enforcement Copy to police department of petitioner's residential city or to sheriff of the petitioner's residential county if no residential city
Civil Liability for Violation of Order Contempt of court

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