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61-2907. Service and filing of pleadings and other papers. (a) The petition shall be served on the defendant in accordance with the provisions of K.S.A. 61-3001 through 61-3006, and amendments thereto.

(b) All pleadings other than the petition, motions which cannot be heard ex parte, notices, and orders which are required by their terms to be served, shall be served upon the party's attorney of record, if the party is represented by an attorney, or upon the party if not represented by an attorney, in the following manner:

(1) By delivering a copy;

(2) by mailing a copy by first-class mail, certified mail or registered mail to the last known address; or

(3) if no address is known, by leaving a copy with the clerk of the court. For the purposes of this subsection, delivering a copy means: Handing it to the attorney or to the party; leaving it at the attorney's or party's office with the person in charge thereof or, if there is no one in charge, leaving it in a conspicuous place therein; or, if the attorney's or party's office is closed or the person to be served has no office, leaving it at the attorney's or party's dwelling house or usual place of abode with some person of suitable age and discretion then residing therein. Service by mail is complete upon mailing. All such pleadings, motions, notices and orders covered by this subsection shall be filed with the court either before service or within a reasonable time thereafter.

(c) The filing of pleadings and other papers with the court as required or permitted by this act shall be done in accordance with rules or orders of the supreme court.

History: L. 2000, ch. 161, § 13; L. 2002, ch. 157, § 3; July 1.

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