Kansas Protective Orders Laws
|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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