Child Support's lawyers assist in securing child support, but lawyers do not represent either party in a legal action.

In cases receiving child support services, the State of North Dakota is a real party in interest. Status as a real party in interest arises when:

  • An individual party signs up for services;
  • The household in which the child is living begins to receive public assistance, resulting in a referral to Child Support;
  • A child support agency in another state requests assistance under the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act.

Child Support has staff attorneys located throughout the state who assist in securing support. These staff attorneys represent Child Support, not the individual parties and are a good resource when there are questions about Child Support’s services and procedures.

List of IV‑D Attorneys by Location (City and Judicial District(s))

Attorney NameLocation (City/Judicial District(s))Email Address
Paulette OberstBismarck central
VacantBismarck central office 
Sheila KellerBismarck field office/South
Eeva WendorfBismarck field office/South Central and 
Cody Ostdahl-HedgeBismarck field office/South
Chad HolterBismarck field office/South 
Jamie GouletMinot field office/ 
Stephen WilliamsonMinot field office/North Central and 
Mallory BlockMinot field office/North Central and 
Vincent Knuth

Devils Lake field office/Northeast

(also Spirit Lake tribal court and Turtle Mountain tribal court)
John BestDevils Lake field office/Northeast (also Spirit Lake tribal court) 
Sarah CannonGrand Forks field office/Northeast Central and 
Ethan SonterreGrand Forks field office/Northeast Central and
Adair BoeningFargo field office/East Central and
Janet NaumannFargo field office/East Central and
Justin BreitwieserFargo field office/East Central and
Chris JungFargo field office/East Central and
Cynthia SchaarJamestown field office/

Updated 04/01/24