Court Trustee Program Director
NIVD - Main Courthouse 9th floor
IVD - Main Courthouse 7th floor
IVD - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
NIVD - 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
IVD - (316) 660-5833
NIVD - (316) 660-5909
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Welcome to the Office of the Court Trustee
The Office of the Court Trustee is responsible for enforcement of child support in Sedgwick County. The office is divided into two departments.
Please be advised that there is no attorney client relationship created between an obligee or obligor and the Office of the District Court Trustee or its staff. Because we are officers of the court, we are prohibited from providing legal advice to either party. We encourage parties to seek private counsel or they can file pro se motions in the self-help center on the 4th floor of the courthouse.
IV-D Department operates under contract with The Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) which administers the federal IV-D (child support) program in Kansas. Individuals that participate in this program have additional enforcement tools available to them.
This department is located on the 7th floor (west side) of the Sedgwick County Courthouse.
Hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
(please click the IVD icon for more information)
Non IV-D Department - Any case filed after February 1, 1996 and is not referred under the Federal IV-D program falls under this category. All orders for payment of child support, except temporary orders, are assigned to the Office of the Court Trustee for monitoring and enforcement unless a “good cause exception is granted by the Administrative Judge. There is a 3.5% fee of the support collected used to defray the expenses of operating this department.
This department is located on the 9th floor (east side) of the Sedgwick County Courthouse.
Hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
(please click the Non IVD icon for more information)
Did you know...
1 in 5 children in the U.S. are served by our program nationwide? That is 14.7 Million children in 2018! Did you know that Child support accounts for about half the average income of low-income parents who receive it,
lifting nearly 3/4 million people out of poverty in 2017*†
*Brought to you by the Administration for Children and Families Office of Child Support Enforcement
† Bureau of Census: Current Population Reports P60-261 (Appendix Table 5) and P60-265 (Appendix Table A-7).
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The 18th Judicial District Court Trustee will increase its fees by 1% effective October 1, 2018. K.S.A. 20-380 authorizes the Court Trustee to collect a fee, not to exceed 5% of support collected, to defray the office’s operational expenses. For over 20 years, the Office of the Court Trustee has charged a fee of 2.5%. The costs of technological advancements and employment benefits have increased dramatically in the past 20+ years and the Office of the Court Trustee is simply no longer able to sustain the office utilizing the fee structure developed decades ago.
Therefore, the Chief Judge of the 18th Judicial District, at the request of the Court Trustee, has authorized and ordered a 1% increase to the fee effective October 1, 2018.
The new fee amount continues to be less than the majority of the fees charged by other Trustees throughout Kansas. Two Court Trustee offices charge less than 3.5%, but most charge 4% or 5%. The goal is for the fee to continue to be charged equally to each party, making the effective increase to each party 0.5% (one-half of one percent).
The impact to parties will be minimal, yet will allow the Trustee’s office to continue to process the high volume of cases and transactions in the quality manner the public has come to expect.