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Child Support Overview

The purpose of the New Mexico Child Support Enforcement Division (CSED) is to establish and enforce the support obligations owed by parents for their children, thereby reducing the number of families reliant on public assistance.

The 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.

What is Child Support?

The Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) has produced a three-minute video both in English and in Spanish to aid parents in understanding child support enforcement and its processes. Please take the time to review the video to help understand CSED’s processes.

ATTENTION

Customers are encouraged to please contact the Consolidated Customer Service Center at 1-800-283-4465 and ask to talk with their caseworker or email Child.Support@state.nm.us. Child Support field office lobby hours will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Economic Impact Payments and the Treasury Offset Program: https://fiscal.treasury.gov/top/faqs-for-the-public-covid-19.html and Recovery Rebate Credit Frequently Asked Questions. 

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Please let your caseworker know about any safety concerns. CSED may be able to help you access child support services more safely.

National Domestic Violence Hotline note

Recent News

09/13/2022
Notice of Public Hearing

Guideline Commission Agenda

2022 Child Support Guidelines Review Commission

Public Comment to 9/13/22 Guidelines Meeting

Guideline Commission Meeting Minutes 9-13-22

08/16/2022
2022 Child Suport Guideline Review Commission Agenda 

Review of the New Mexico Child Support Guidelines, Preliminary Findings

Preliminary Update of the Child Support Schedule – Draft

New Mexico ChildSupport Commission Meeting Aug. 16, 2022

08/01/2022
2022 Child Support Awareness Proclamation

07/14/2022
Notice of Public Hearing

12/03/2021
2021 Parental Responsibility Act Annual Report

12/19/2018
2018 Child Support Guidelines Review Commission Report

12/18/2018
Child Support Proceedings 11/8/2018

11/7/2018
NM Child Support Guidelines – Schedules F & G and High Income Formula

10/25/2018
Notice of Public Hearing

10/25/2018
Guidelines Alternative Schedules

10/25/2018
CSED Guidelines Review Commission Meeting Agenda – 11/8/2018

10/25/2018
CSED Summary Minutes – 9/28/2018

10/25/2018
Child Support Proceedings 9/28/2018

9/27/2018
New Mexico Child Support Guidelines Supplemental Information

9/24/2018
Guidelines Review Commission Members

9/18/2018
New Mexico Child Support Guidelines

9/18/2018
Guidelines Review Commission Meeting Agenda

8/24/2018
Notice of Public Hearing

8/10/2016
Governor Susana Martinez Announces Crackdown on Parents Failing to Pay Child Support

Reports

6/14/2022
CSED State Plan

12/03/2021
2021 Parental Responsibility Act Annual Report

12/18/2018
2018 Child Support Guidelines Review Commission Report

9/24/2014
CSED Guidelines Review Committee Report

Contracts

1/1/2010
CSED Contracts