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About the Court Trustee

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

Department Contacts

Name Job Title Phone Number Email Address
Mary Elizabeth Diaz District Court Trustee 785-832-5315
John Giele Deputy District Court Trustee - Child Support 785-838-2407
Vera Gannaway Asst. Court Trustee - Child Support 785-838-2406
Karen Taylor Office Manager 785-838-2403
Front Counter Receptionist 785-832-5315
Debra Pennington Paralegal - Child Support 785-838-2404
Jeanice Corbitt Paralegal - Child Support 785-838-2405
Sherry Bernhardt Clerk II - Child Support 785-832-5315
Marily Mulingbayan Administrative Assistant - Court Debt/Restitution 785-838-2400
Shelby Davis Clerk III - Traffic/Court Debt/Restitution 785-838-2401