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The Human Services Department mission is: To transform lives. Working with our partners, we design and deliver innovative, high quality health and human services that improve the security and promote independence for New Mexicans in their communities.

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.

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