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60-207. Pleadings allowed; motions; form. (a) Pleadings. Only these pleadings are allowed:

(1) A petition that complies with subsection (c);

(2) an answer to a petition;

(3) an answer to a counterclaim designated as a counterclaim;

(4) an answer to a crossclaim;

(5) a third-party petition;

(6) an answer to a third-party petition; and

(7) if the court orders one, a reply to an answer.

(b) Motions and other papers. (1) In general. A request for a court order must be made by motion. The motion must:

(A) Be in writing, unless made during a hearing or trial;

(B) state with particularity the grounds for seeking the order; and

(C) state the relief sought.

(2) Form. The sections of this article governing captions, signing and other matters of form in pleadings apply to motions and other papers.

(c) Designation of petition. A petition must designate immediately below the names of the parties in the caption that the petition is filed pursuant to chapter 60 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated. The designation is sufficient if labeled "Petition Pursuant to K.S.A. Chapter 60" immediately below the caption.

(d) Lost pleadings. If an original pleading is lost, destroyed, or withheld by any person, the court may allow a copy of the pleading to be substituted.

History: L. 1963, ch. 303, 60-207; L. 1976, ch. 251, § 2; L. 2010, ch. 135, § 74; July 1.

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