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Domestic Violence/Protection order Process

You can find a printable copy of the Protection Order guide at http://www.kscourts.org/dstcts/4ProtectionOrderProcess.pdf

I need a Restraining Order.”

            This is what people often say to the Court Clerk when requesting an order to protect them from abuse or stalking.  However, this term can be confusing, because a restraining order is only one kind of court order.  The above guide should explain the Kansas Court process.

 

PROTECTION FROM ABUSE ORDER

PROTECTION FROM STALKING ORDER

 

Types of Protection Orders Available:  In the following sections you will read information about how to get a protection order.   You may see terms that are unfamiliar to you.  A glossary of these terms is included at the end of this section.  Before seeking a protection order, you may wish to contact a lawyer about your situation.  The toll free number for the Kansas Lawyer Referral Service is 1-800-928-3111.

People who have a limited income can call Kansas Legal Services at 1-800-675-5860. The best one-stop resource is to go to the Kansas Legal Services website click here.

The website has interactive forms, legal assistance information, etc.

Assistance can also be found at: http://www.kcsdv.org

or The Willow Domestic Violence Center: 785-843-3333 (available 24 hours)

Each county has advocacy agencies who can also assist you through the court protection process.  Clerks of Court can provide you with contact information at any time.

The Sexual Trauma and Abuse Care Center is also a resource available for counseling, advocacy and  24/7 support: 785-843-8985


***THE CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT STAFF ARE PROHIBITED BY LAW FROM GIVING ANY LEGAL ADVICE**

 

 

Protection from Abuse and Protection from Stalking actions are not a substitute for a Divorce/Custody/ or Separate Maintenance action in situations where the parties are married.  You should contact a lawyer to determine if you should also file a Divorce / Separate Maintenance action.

 




      Anderson

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100 E. 4th - P.O. Box 305
Garnett, KS 66032
(785)448-6886
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      Coffey


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110 S. 6th - Suite 102
Burlington, KS 66839
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Ottawa, KS 66067
(785)242-6000
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717 Topeka Avenue
P.O. Box 549
Lyndon KS 66451
(785)828-4514
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