17th Judicial Court Trustee
The office of the 17th Judicial District Court Trustee is organized for the purpose of enforcing and modifying child support orders in the Kansas counties of Norton, Graham, Phillips, Smith, Osborne and Decatur. The Court Trustee is funded from fees which are deducted from court ordered payments of child support. After a divorce is granted or a child support order is entered in a paternity action, the order of support is referred to the Court Trustee's Office who monitors the custodial parents, are encouraged to contact the office with questions about enforcement or modification of court ordered child support. The Court Trustee's office does not deal with issues regarding child custody or visitation.
In addition, the Trustee's Office now collects restitution owed to the Courts in all six counties of our judicial district.