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Legal Statutes: Kansas

UPDATED September 26, 2017

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Article 31. Protection from Abuse Act

back to top60-3105 Emergency relief

(a) When the court is unavailable, a verified petition, accompanied by a proposed order, may be presented to any district judge. The judge may grant relief in accordance with subsection (a)(1), (2), (4) or (5) of K.S.A. 60-3107 and amendments thereto, or any combination thereof, if the judge deems it necessary to protect the plaintiff or minor child or children from abuse. An emergency order pursuant to this subsection may be granted ex parte. Immediate and present danger of abuse to the plaintiff or minor child or children shall constitute good cause for the entry of the emergency order.

(b)   An emergency order issued under subsection (a) shall expire on 5:00 p.m. on the first day when the court resumes court business. At that time, the plaintiff may seek a temporary order from the court.

(c)   The judge shall note on the petition and any order granted, including any documentation in support thereof, the filing date, together with the judge's signature, and shall deliver them to the clerk of the court on the next day of the resumption of business of the court.

Laws 1979, ch. 92, § 5; Laws 1980, ch. 177, § 4; Laws 1986, ch. 115, § 97; Laws 1987, ch. 228, § 4; Laws 1996, ch. 208, § 7; Laws 1998, ch. 94, § 3.