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Court Trustee

The office of the Douglas County District Court Trustee was established by the Judges of the Seventh Judicial District in order to expedite the establishment, collection, and disbursement of support orders of the Court (child support and maintenance orders, both temporary and final). A District Court Judge Pro Tem will provide expedited hearings for parent visitation and support matters.

In addition to enforcing support orders, under a contract with the Office of the Attorney General, the Trustee also collects court-ordered court debts and victim restitution in criminal cases referred to the office. The office also collects court debts in traffic cases.

By law, the District Court Trustee is required to be self-supporting without expense to county or state taxpayers. Except for the initial start-up costs provided by the county, all funds for operation come from user fees. The District Court Trustee has proven to be an effective and affordable method for support enforcement.

Our Services

Court Payments

Probation, Traffic, and Unsupervised Payments

Child and Spousal Support

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

Department Contacts

Court Trustee

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 785-838-2400
Shelby Davis Clerk III - Traffic/Court Debt 785-838-2401