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Legal Information: Kansas

Parental Kidnapping

Laws current as of November 15, 2023

I am afraid the other parent will take our child out of the state or country. What can I do?

If you are afraid the other parent will kidnap (abduct) your child, one option could be for you to file a petition asking for an abduction prevention order.1 The  judge will grant this order if s/he decides that there is a credible risk that the other parent will kidnap the child.2

1 Kan. Stat. § 23-3804
2 Kan. Stat. § 23-3808(b)