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Restraining Orders

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Laws current as of November 15, 2023

Step 3: A judge will review your petition and may grant you an ex parte temporary order.

Your petition will be given to the judge. If the judge believes there is “good cause” to do so, s/he can grant you an immediate ex parte temporary order. This order will stay in effect until the full hearing, which is usually within 21 days of filing the petition.1 Copies of the temporary order and the petition you filed will be given to you. Remember to keep a copy of the temporary order with you at all times.

The defendant will have to be formally served with the petition, the ex parte order, and the notice of the hearing by “personal service.”2 The clerk of court should be able to tell you how the defendant will have to be served and who can serve him/her.

1 Kan. Stat. § 60-31a05
2 Kan. Stat. § 60-31a05(e)