Am I eligible to file for a protection from abuse order?
You can seek legal protection from acts of domestic violence done to you or your minor child by an “intimate partner or household member,” which includes:
- your spouse or ex-spouse;
- someone who lives with you, currently or in the past;
- someone whom you are dating or have dated; or
- someone with whom you have a child in common.1
A parent, court-appointed legal custodian/guardian, or an adult living with a minor child can file on behalf of the minor child if the child has been abused by an intimate partner or household member.2
If you do not qualify for a PFA, you may be able to get a protection from stalking, sexual assault, or human trafficking order.
1 Kan. Stat. § 60-3102(b)
2 Kan. Stat. § 60-3104(b)