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60-31a04. Commencement of proceedings; persons seeking relief on behalf of minor; forms; no docket fee; confidentiality exceptions. (a) A person may seek relief under the protection from stalking act by filing a verified petition with any district judge or clerk of the court. A verified petition must allege facts sufficient to show the following:

(1) The name of the stalking victim;

(2) the name of the defendant;

(3) the dates on which the alleged stalking behavior occurred; and

(4) the acts committed by the defendant that are alleged to constitute stalking.

(b) A parent or an adult residing with a minor child may seek relief under the protection from stalking act on behalf of the minor child by filing a verified petition with the district judge or with the clerk of the court in the county where the stalking occurred.

(c) The clerk of the court shall supply the forms for the petition and orders, which shall be prescribed by the judicial council.

(d) Service of process served under this section shall be by personal service. No docket fee shall be required for proceedings under the protection from stalking act.

(e) The victim's address and telephone number shall not be disclosed to the defendant or to the public, but only to authorized court or law enforcement personnel and to the commission on judicial performance in the discharge of the commission's duties pursuant to article 32 of chapter 20 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated, and amendments thereto.

History: L. 2002, ch. 141, § 4; L. 2008, ch. 145, § 12; L. 2012, ch. 138, § 6; July 1.



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