Know the Laws: Kansas
UPDATED August 3, 2016
A restraining order or protective order is a legal order issued by a state court which requires one person to stop harming another. In Kansas, there are protection from abuse orders and protection from stalking orders, which are explained below.
Some restraining orders are issued in criminal court and some are issued in civil court.
A civil order that provides protection from an intimate partner or household member.
A civil order that provides protection from someone who is stalking you, regardless of the relationship.
Your Kansas protection from abuse order can be enforceable in another state.
If you are planning to move to Kansas or are going to be in Kansas for any reason, your protection or restraining order may be enforced.
We would like to thank the Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence for helping with a prior version of this page.