Legal Information: Kansas

Restraining Orders

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September 22, 2017

How can I change or extend my protection from stalking or sexual assault order?

Extending an order
A final order will expire on the date set by the judge and can last for a period of up to one year, but can be extended under certain circumstances. To extend it, you must apply for the extension before the expiration of your order. If you request it, a judge may extend your order by granting a renewal for 1 additional year.1 An order can be extended for at least 2 years and at most, for the lifetime of the defendant if you can prove:

  1. the defendant violated a valid protection order (either the current order or a prior order); or
  2. the defendant has been convicted of a "person felony" or any conspiracy, criminal solicitation or attempt of a "person felony" against you or any member of your household.2

Changing an order
An order can be changed by a judge at any time upon a motion (a formal request filed in court) by either you or the defendant.3

1 K.S.A. § 60-31a06(b),(c)
2 K.S.A. § 60-31a06(d)
3 K.S.A. § 60-31a06(e)