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Court Trustee Page



"Our Children are our future, take care of them today"

Mission Statement:

Working together to provide effective,
progressive support enforcement
for America's families


General Office Information

The Office of the Court Trustee is located on the 7th floor (west) of the Sedgwick County Courthouse at 525 N. Main, Wichita, Kansas. The office has a staff of 47 employees. Joni Wilson-Colby is the Court Trustee Manager and Susan Lind is the Court Trustee.

Office hours are 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Monday through Friday. You may call our office at (316)660-5833. We accept phone calls during regular business hours. Any call not answered immediately will be returned within 24 hours of a business day. Our fax number is (316)660-5760.  You may also e-mail the Court Trustee's office at ctivd@dc18.org with your questions and a response will be returned to you on the next business day.

The Kansas Call Center is available to parties involved in the IVD Program. Their telephone number is 888-757-2445.

The attorneys who work for the IVD program work only for the Department for Children and Families. Even if you benefit from their work, they do not represent you. They cannot give you legal advice. They cannot do any legal work on your case that goes beyond DCF services.


NON IVD Program

Any case filed after February 1, 1996 and is not referred under the Federal IVD program falls under this category.

Under the Non-IVD program in Sedgwick County, all orders for payment of child support, except temporary orders, are assigned to the Office of the District Court Trustee for monitoring and enforcement unless a "good cause exception" is granted by the Administrative Judge.

The Kansas Payment Center disburses payments within 48 hours. A District Court Trustee fee, currently set at 2.5% of the support collected, is retained to defray the expenses of operating the office. The Kansas Child Support Guidelines now allow an adjustment of the child support award so that each parent pays approximately half of the Court Trustee fee.

The Court Trustee acts upon written request of a person owed support or upon order of the Court. The Court Trustee is authorized to pursue all civil remedies in enforcing the payment of support. This includes processing cases in which the parent obligated to provide child support resides in another state.