Child Support in New Mexico

Child Support is an important process for protecting and providing for your children. Let us help you establish Child Support through the courts in New Mexico.

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Why Child Support is Important:

In New Mexico, child support is a legal obligation that requires a parent to financially support their children. It is an important tool to ensure that children maintain a similar standard of living to what they had prior to their parent’s separation.

Child support is used to cover the child’s basic needs and expenses. It may be used to pay for things like rent or mortgage payments, utility bills, groceries, clothing, school supplies, medical expenses, and extracurricular activities. In cases where a child has special needs or medical conditions, it may also be used to pay for additional expenses associated with these needs.

How Child Support Determined:

In New Mexico, child support is established based on the state’s child support guidelines, which take into account several factors, including the income of both parents, the number of children involved, and the amount of time each parent spends with the child. Here are the steps to establish child support:

  • Either parent can contact the New Mexico Child Support Enforcement Division (CSED) or hire an attorney to start a child support case. CSED can provide assistance with locating the other parent, establishing paternity, and enforcing child support orders.
  • Parents will be required to disclose their income, including all sources of income, such as wages, salaries, tips, bonuses, and commissions, as well as income from investments, pensions, and other sources.
  • The child support guidelines in New Mexico take into account the number of children involved. The more children there are, the higher the child support obligation will be.
  • The court or CSED will calculate child support obligations using the state’s child support guidelines. The guidelines provide a formula that takes into account the income of both parents, the number of children, and the amount of time each parent spends with the child.
  • In some cases, the court or CSED may consider other factors that may affect the child support obligation, such as the child’s medical expenses, childcare costs, and other special needs.
  • Once the child support obligation has been calculated, the court or CSED will issue a child support order that specifies the amount of child support to be paid, the frequency of payments, and the method of payment.
  • CSED has several enforcement tools to collect child support payments, including wage garnishment, intercepting tax refunds, suspending driver’s licenses, and even pursuing criminal charges for non-payment of child support.

Overall, the process of establishing child support in New Mexico involves a careful analysis of both parents’ incomes, the number of children involved, and other relevant factors to ensure that the child’s needs are being met.