Who Will Enforce The District Court Trustee or Department Of Children & Families (DCF)?
Two child support enforcement agencies may enforce Wyandotte County District Court child support orders - the Court Trustee (a County agency) or DCF (a State agency).
All Wyandotte County District Court child support cases are enforced by the Court Trustee, pursuant to the Administrative Order issued on February 1, 1991, unless good cause is shown otherwise, or State or Federal law requires enforcement by DCF. State law requires that certain child support cases be enforced through DCF or their contractors.
In general, if one or both of the parents receive state financial assistance for themselves or the child or both, then enforcement is likely required to go through DCF. However, some state financial assistance is not considered a mandatory program, and then the child support may be enforced by choice of the Court Trustee or DCF.
DCF Must Enforce
If a parent is receiving TANF (cash assistance), daycare assistance, or KanCare under Medicaid medical coverage.
Choice of Court Trustee or DCF
If a parent is receiving food stamps or the child is covered by KanCare under the CHIP medical coverage plan (formerly called Healthwave), then the child support recipient parent may choose Court Trustee or DCF to enforce child support. If a parent used to receive state financial assistance and no longer receives such support, the parent may choose to have the Court Trustee's Office enforce on their child support collection, instead of DCF, and terminate DCF's enforcement by sending DCF a Request to Terminate DCF Child Support Enforcement (a form to terminate DCF enforcement can be found on the Forms page of the District Court's website).
The Court Trustee's Office CANNOT provide information on a case enforced by DCF
If you have a DCF enforced case, please contact them directly at (913) 333-3250