The North Dakota Child Support Unit can help locate non-custodial parents through new hire reporting or interview of friends and relatives. The state authorities can also establish paternity through genetic testing which will entitle the custodial parent to collect child support benefits. The ultimate amount of child support payments is determined in court at the discretion of the judge. The primary means to pay child support is through income withholding and the employer may charge an additional $3 fee to process the income withholding payments. The North Dakota Child Support Laws and Enforcement Division is located in Bismarck and can be contacted at (701) 328-3582.