Step 2: Fill out the forms.
When you fill out the necessary forms to get a protection from stalking, sexual assault, or human trafficking order, you will be known as the plaintiff and the abuser will be the defendant. You will need to include in the petition:
- your name;
- the name of the abuser (defendant);
- the dates on which the stalking behavior or sexual assault took place; and
- the specific acts committed.1
Note: Your address and telephone number will not be shown to the defendant or to the public.2
Read the petition carefully and ask questions to the courthouse staff if you don’t understand something. Do not sign the forms until you have shown them to a court clerk since you may need to sign them in front of a notary or a clerk at the courthouse.
1 Kan. Stat. § 60-31a04(a)
2 Kan. Stat. § 60-31a04(f)