Legal Information: Kansas

Know the Laws - By State

Please see below for state-specific laws that might be useful for victims and survivors of domestic violence. This information is written in a Q & A format and is meant to provide you with easy-to-understand information. You can also reach us at our Email Hotline if you have more specific questions.

A brief description of the difference between state laws and federal laws.

Information about protection from abuse orders and protection from stalking or sexual assault orders in Kansas.

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

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.

Basic information about divorce laws in Kansas.

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

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

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