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Know the Laws: Kansas

  • State Law Overview

    Most of the laws relevant to domestic violence and sexual assault are based on state law.

  • Restraining Orders

    Information about protection from abuse orders and protection from stalking orders in Kansas.

  • Custody

    Information about custody, residency, and parenting time in Kansas.

  • Parental Kidnapping

    State-specific information about abduction prevention orders, which can be used as a tool in trying to prevent parental kidnapping. For additional general information about parental kidnapping, which could be relevant to Kansas residents, click on the General Parental Kidnapping Information below.

  • Divorce

    General information (not state-specific) about the basic steps to get a divorce.

  • Crimes

    Information about crimes the abuser may have committed in Kansas and victim assistance programs.

  • State Gun Laws

    If you are a victim of domestic violence, then it may be illegal for the abuser to buy or have a gun.

  • Suing Your Abuser

    You may have a right to sue your abuser for medical costs, lost wages, and to recover your property.

Federal Laws

  • Immigration

    Immigration information for victims of domestic violence, crime victims, and others.

  • Federal Gun Laws

    Under federal law, which applies to all states, an abuser may lose his right to have a gun.

  • Military

    Information about military protection orders and confidentiality on military bases.

Tribal Laws

  • Tribal Law

    Information about tribal laws related to domestic violence and sexual abuse.

Religious Law