Legal Information: Kansas

Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
May 6, 2022

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

Changing an order
An order can be changed by a judge at any time if you or the defendant file a motion to modify the order.1

Extending an order
To extend your order, you must apply for the extension before the expiration of your one-year order. If you request it, a judge may extend your order by granting a renewal for one additional year.2 An order can be extended for at least two years and at most, for the lifetime of the defendant if you can prove:

  • the defendant violated a valid protection order, either the current order or a prior order; or
  • 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.3

1 Kan. Stat. § 60-31a06(e)
2 Kan. Stat. § 60-31a06(b), (c)
3 Kan. Stat. § 60-31a06(d)

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