4/1/21: Online Protection Order Portal: Click Here
Protection Order Hotline
Kansas Legal Services now offers a Protection Order Hotline:
If you need to file a protection order or discuss your situation with an attorney, call 785-542-0144 or email.
An attorney will be on the line and able to assist you free of charge every weekday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
General Instructions for those seeking a Protection from Abuse Order
General Instructions for those seeking a Protection from Stalking Order
Important Notice: Instructions for Citizens needing Protection Orders during COVID-19 Pandemic
"I need a Restraining Order."
This is what people often say 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.
PROTECTION FROM ABUSE ORDER
PROTECTION FROM STALKING, SEXUAL ASSAULT or HUMAN TRAFFICKING ORDER
Types of Protection Orders Available: 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 or Sexual Assault 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.