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About the Court Trustee

About the Court Trustee of the District Court of Douglas County, Kansas.

The Douglas County District Court Trustee Office is authorized by law to handle matters related to child support and spousal support orders issued in Douglas County, Kansas. The office also has a contract with the State of Kansas Attorney General to collect court debt and restitution.

The office can help with the following matters:

  • Modification of child support orders
  • Establishment of child support orders where paternity has previously been established by court order or in cases where no order for support was entered in the final divorce decree
  • Enforcement of child support orders
  • Enforcement of spousal support orders
  • Routine monitoring of orders for possibility of modification
  • Location of residence and employment of parent owing support
  • Establishment of qualified medical child support orders
  • Assign mediators with Douglas County Domestic Mediation Services

Our Services

Court Trustee of the District Court.

Child and Spousal Support

Information on establishing, collecting and disbursing child and spousal support.

District Court

The 7th Judicial District of the District Court of Douglas County, Kansas.

Courts

Services provided by the 7th Judicial District of the District Court.

Department Contacts

Court Trustee

Name Job Title Phone Number Email Address
Mary Elizabeth Diaz District Court Trustee 785-832-5315 mbdiaz@douglascountyks.org
John Giele Deputy District Court Trustee - Child Support 785-838-2407 jgiele@douglascountyks.org
Karen Taylor Office Manager 785-838-2403 ktaylor@douglascountyks.org
Front Counter Receptionist 785-832-5315 trustee@douglascountyks.org
Vera Gannaway Asst. Court Trustee - Child Support 785-838-2406 vgannaway@douglascountyks.org
Debra Pennington Paralegal - Child Support 785-838-2404 dpennington@douglascountyks.org
Jeanice Corbitt Paralegal - Child Support 785-838-2405 jcorbitt@douglascountyks.org
Sherry Bernhardt Clerk II - Child Support 785-832-5315 sbernhardt@douglascountyks.org
Heather Jackson Paralegal - Criminal/Restitution 785-838-2414 hjackson@douglascountyks.org
Marily Mulingbayan Clerk III - Criminal/Restitution 785-838-2400 mmulingbayan@douglascountyks.org
Shelby Stauch Clerk II - Traffic 785-838-2401 sstauch@douglascountyks.org
Sofie Schendel Clerk - Criminal/Restitution 785-832-5315 sschendel@douglascountyks.org

The Douglas County District Court Trustee Office is authorized by law to handle matters related to child support and spousal support orders issued in Douglas County, Kansas. The office also has a contract with the State of Kansas Attorney General to collect court debt and restitution.

The office can help with the following matters:

  • Modification of child support orders
  • Establishment of child support orders where paternity has previously been established by court order or in cases where no order for support was entered in the final divorce decree
  • Enforcement of child support orders
  • Enforcement of spousal support orders
  • Routine monitoring of orders for possibility of modification
  • Location of residence and employment of parent owing support
  • Establishment of qualified medical child support orders
  • Assign mediators with Douglas County Domestic Mediation Services