§ 60-31a01 Citation and construction of act
§ 60-31a02 Definitions
§ 60-31a03 Jurisdiction
§ 60-31a04 Commencement of proceedings; persons seeking relief on behalf of minor; forms; no docket fee; confidentiality exceptions
§ 60-31a05 Hearing; temporary orders pending hearing
§ 60-31a06 Orders; time periods; extension of orders; amendments; costs
§ 60-31a07 Notice of protection orders
§ 60-31a08 Procedure
§ 60-31a09 Contempt

Terms Used In Kansas Statutes > Chapter 60 > Article 31a

  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Cross examine: Questioning of a witness by the attorney for the other side.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Guardian: means an individual or a nonprofit corporation certified in accordance with K. See Kansas Statutes 77-201
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Minor: means any person defined by K. See Kansas Statutes 77-201
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • Pro se: A Latin term meaning "on one's own behalf"; in courts, it refers to persons who present their own cases without lawyers.
  • Residence: means the place which is adopted by a person as the person's place of habitation and to which, whenever the person is absent, the person has the intention of returning. See Kansas Statutes 77-201
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.