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Legal Information: Kansas

Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
April 8, 2020

What happens if I move?

If you move within Kansas, your order will still be valid. Additionally, the federal law provides what is called “Full Faith and Credit,” which means that once you have a criminal or civil protection order, it follows you wherever you go, including U.S. Territories and tribal lands.

If you are moving to a new state, you may also call the National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith & Credit (1-800-903-0111x2) for information on enforcing your order in another state.

To read more information about moving out of KS with a PFA, please see our Moving with a Kansas Protection from Abuse Order (PFA) page.

Note: For information on enforcing a military protective order (MPO) off the military installation, or enforcing a civil protection order (CPO) on a military installation, please see our Military Protective Orders page.