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60-3103. Jurisdiction. Any district court shall have jurisdiction over all proceedings under the protection from abuse act. The right of a person to obtain relief under the protection from abuse act shall not be affected by the person's leaving the residence or household to avoid further abuse. Any petition under this act seeking orders regarding a custody determination, as defined in K.S.A. 2023 Supp. 23-37,102, and amendments thereto, shall state that information required by K.S.A. 2023 Supp. 23-37,209, and amendments thereto, and the basis under which child-custody jurisdiction is sought to be invoked.

History: L. 1979, ch. 92, § 3; L. 1980, ch. 177, § 2; L. 1983, ch. 201, § 2; L. 1996, ch. 208, § 5; L. 2000, ch. 171, § 81; L. 2012, ch. 162, § 82; May 31.

CASE ANNOTATIONS

1. Court has jurisdiction to hear a protection from abuse act claim where child resided with a nonparent adult at the time the adult filed claim and then the child moved out of the residence before a hearing. Baker v. McCormick, 52 K.A.2d 899, 906, 380 P.3d 706 (2016).


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