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Closing Your DCF Case

If you are no longer receiving services from DCF, you can close your DCF child support enforcement case and the trustee can begin enforcement.

CLOSING YOUR CASE WITH THE DEPARTMENT FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES (DCF)

YoungWilliams, the contractor for the Kansas Department for Children and Families, Child Support Services, automatically enforces your Douglas County child support case if you receive certain services. These services are cash assistance (TANF), foster care, child care assistance, food assistance, and family medical assistance. When you stop receiving these services, the DCF contractor will continue to enforce your child support case unless you request case closure. If you are no longer receiving services and you prefer to use the enforcement services of the Douglas County District Court Trustee, you can make a request in writing to DCF to close your case. (letter requesting case closure)   Upon receiving your letter, DCF will have a notice of termination of assignment filed with the court. Once that notice is filed, the Douglas County District Court Trustee can start enforcing your child support case.

Please contact the Douglas County District Court Trustee regarding your individual situation BEFORE deciding to close your DCF child support enforcement case.

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
Marily Mulingbayan Administrative Assistant - Criminal/Restitution 785-838-2400 mmulingbayan@douglascountyks.org
Shelby Stauch Clerk III - Traffic/Criminal/Restitution 785-838-2401 sstauch@douglascountyks.org
Sofie Schendel Clerk - Criminal/Restitution 785-832-5315 sschendel@douglascountyks.org

CLOSING YOUR CASE WITH THE DEPARTMENT FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES (DCF)

YoungWilliams, the contractor for the Kansas Department for Children and Families, Child Support Services, automatically enforces your Douglas County child support case if you receive certain services. These services are cash assistance (TANF), foster care, child care assistance, food assistance, and family medical assistance. When you stop receiving these services, the DCF contractor will continue to enforce your child support case unless you request case closure. If you are no longer receiving services and you prefer to use the enforcement services of the Douglas County District Court Trustee, you can make a request in writing to DCF to close your case. (letter requesting case closure)   Upon receiving your letter, DCF will have a notice of termination of assignment filed with the court. Once that notice is filed, the Douglas County District Court Trustee can start enforcing your child support case.

Please contact the Douglas County District Court Trustee regarding your individual situation BEFORE deciding to close your DCF child support enforcement case.