Session of 1999
By Committee on Judiciary

  9             AN  ACT concerning modification of child custody or residential place-
10             ment orders.
12       Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
13             Section  1. (a) A party filing a motion to modify a final order pertain-
14       ing to child custody or residential placement pursuant to K.S.A. 38-1101
15       et seq. or K.S.A. 60-1601 et seq., and amendments thereto, shall include
16       with specificity in the verified motion, or in an accompanying affidavit,
17       all known factual allegations which constitute the basis for the change of
18       custody or residential placement. If the court finds that the allegations
19       set forth in the motion or the accompanying affidavit fail to establish a
20       prima facie case, the court shall deny the motion. If the court finds that
21       the motion establishes a prima facie case, the matter may be tried on
22       factual issues.
23             (b) In the event the court is asked to issue an ex parte order modifying
24       a final child custody or residential placement order based on alleged
25       emergency circumstances, the court shall:
26             (1) Attempt to have the nonmoving party's counsel, if any, present
27       before taking up the matter.
28             (2) Set the matter for review hearing at the earliest possible court
29       setting after issuance of the ex parte order, but in no case later than 15
30       days after issuance.
31             (3) Require personal service of the order and notice of review hearing
32       on the nonmoving party.
33             No ex parte order modifying a final custody or residential placement
34       order shall be entered without sworn testimony to support a showing of
35       the alleged emergency.
36        Sec.  2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
37       publication in the statute book.