New Mexico Child Support Enforcement

In order to enforce child support payments in New Mexico a parent can contact the Child Support Enforcement Division for assistance. CSED may be able to help in locating a non-paying parent and implementing enforcement action in order to recover arrears.

How to File a Complaint

In New Mexico, a parent is obligated to pay child support in accordance with whatever child support order was issued by the court of original jurisdiction.  Child support orders can be enforced across state lines pursuant to the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act.

If a parent is required to pay child support and fails to do so, the other parent or guardian can provide information to the Child Support Enforcement Division about the other parent’s whereabouts and employer information.  The CSED may be able to use the information provided to find the non-payor and take enforcement action.

How to Fill-in

Step 1Download the form (Adobe PDF).

Download (PDF, 102KB)

Step 2: Enter the following information about the applicant

  • Check whether you are the primary caretaker or the non-custodial parent
  • Name
  • Sex
  • Address
  • Are there issues of domestic violence?
  • Date of Birth
  • Social Security Number
  • Relation to Child(ren)
  • Phone numbers
  • Employer Name
  • Employer Address
  • Employer Phone
  • Mother’s maiden name

Step 3: Enter the following information about the non custodial parent:

  • Name
  • SEX
  • Address
  • Are there issues of domestic violence?
  • Date of Birth
  • Social Security Number
  • Relation to Child(ren)
  • Phone numbers
  • Employer Name
  • Employer Address
  • Employer Phone

Step 4: Enter the following information about each child

  • Name
  • Sex
  • Place of birth
  • Date of Birth
  • Social Security Number
  • Were the parents married to each other at the birth of the child?

Step 5: Enter the following information on page 2:

  • Parents’ relationship to each other
  • Marriage Date
  • State
  • Divorce Date
  • State
  • Separation Date
  • County of marriage
  • County of divorce
  • Court Order Information:Location/Court Docket/Case Number
  • Monthly/Ongoing Support
  • Date of Last order
  • Payment due date
  • Total Arrears Judgment
  • Monthly Arrears Pymt

Step 6: Read the disclaimers and sign and date.

What the CSED Can Do

CSED can take a number of steps to enforce a child support order including the following:

  • Send a letter to the non-custodial parent informing them payments have not been received,
  • Suspend a driver’s license, professional license, hunting or fishing license, or other license,
  • Intercept tax refunds,
  • Place a lien on financial accounts or property,
  • Restrict the issuance of a passport,
  • Or, if other enforcement remedies have not worked to address child support arrears, we may request the court to issue a bench warrant.

Contact CSED

In State: (800) 288-7207
Out of State: (800) 585-7631
Quick Payment Answers 24/7: (800) 759-KIDS (5437)
Email: Child.Support@state.nm.us
Mail Payments:
State Disbursement Unit
Child Support Enforcement Division
PO Box 25109
Albuquerque, NM 87125