The Health Care Authority’s mission is: We ensure that New Mexicans attain their highest level of health by providing whole-person, cost-effective, accessible, and high-quality health care and safety-net services.

Enforcement Remedies

Child Support Services Division is employed by the public to collect and enforce child support obligations. We understand and sympathize with the financial and emotional challenges faced by split families. Our enforcement remedies are designed to encourage child support collections, as well as cooperation and communication with our field staff. When CSSD has not received complete and timely payments we may:

  • Send a letter to the non-custodial party informing them payments have not been received;
  • Wage garnishments if non-custodial parties are employed.
  • Suspend a driver’s license, professional license, hunting and fishing license, or other license;
  • Intercept tax refunds;
  • Place a lien on financial accounts or property;
  • Restrict the issuance of a passport;
  • If one or more of the above enforcement remedies has not worked to address child support arrears, we may request the court to issue a bench warrant.

CSSD’s goal is to encourage cooperation and compliance with court orders, not to punish non-custodial parties. If you believe the child support obligation is not fair, you are welcome to request a modification from your caseworker.