New Mexico Child Support

The New Mexico Child Support Enforcement Division (CSED)

“can assist with collecting child support on behalf of New Mexico’s children.  CSED can help establish paternity, child support obligations, collect child support and enforce child support court orders.  Certain tools can be used to ensure compliance with child support orders such as wage withholding, income tax refund intercepts, driver and professional license suspension, game and fish license suspension and passport denials.” — CSED

Overview

If you’re a resident of New Mexico, you may be wondering how child support works in this state. Here’s what you need to know.

In New Mexico, child support is calculated using the income shares model. This means that the total amount of child support is based on the combined income of both parents. The court will then determine how much each parent should contribute based on their income and the number of overnight visits each parent has with the child.

There are a few different ways to receive child support in New Mexico. The first is through wage withholding, which means that the non-custodial parent’s employer will deduct child support from their paycheck and send it to the custodial parent. The second is through direct payment, where the non-custodial parent makes payments directly to the custodial parent. And finally, parents can set up a voluntary agreement, where they agree on an amount of child support and make arrangements for payment between themselves.

If you have any questions about child support in New Mexico, or if you need help calculating an amount, check out our resources and child support calculator below.

New Mexico Child Support Services Contact Information

Child Support Enforcement Division, Department of Human Services
PO Box 25110
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504
Office: (505) 476-7207
Fax: (505) 476-7045

Mescalero Apache Tribe
IV-D Director
Mescalero Tribal IV-D Enforcement Office
PO Box 300
Mescalero, New Mexico 88340
Office: (575) 464-2577
Fax: (575) 464-2599
Email: kcervantes@matisp.net

Navajo Nation
Child Support Program Supervisor
Dept. of Child Support Enforcement
PO Box 7050
Window Rock, Arizona 86515
Office: (928) 871-7194
Fax: (928) 871-7196
Email: Judy.platero@state.nm.us

Pueblo of Zuni
Director
Zuni Child Support Program
PO Box 339
Zuni, New Mexico 87327-0339
Office: (505) 782-7043
Fax: (505) 782-7219
Email: Vera.Tsethlikai@ashiwi.org

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