Legal Information: Kansas

Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
September 26, 2017

Do I need to tell the court in Kansas if I move?

In general, the court that issued you your protection from abuse order may need to have an up-to-date address for you at all times, because they will communicate with you only by mail if anything happens regarding your protection form abuse order - for example, if the abuser asks the court to dismiss or change your order in any way. If you will not be receiving mail at your old address, you must provide the court with a new address where you can receive mail.

If you provide your new address to the court, you can ask that they keep it confidential. However, your new address could possibly be released to court officials in your new state or law enforcement officials in either Kansas or your new state. If you feel unsafe giving your new address, you may use the address of a friend you trust or a P.O. box instead.