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Child Support

Pursuant to the Child Support Hearing Officers Act [40-4B-1 to 40-4B-10], the Child Support Hearing Officer shall be governed by the child support standards and guidelines set out by the New Mexico Supreme Court, by New Mexico statutes or by the secretary.

Please refer to the statute above for a complete description of the role of the hearing officer. Below is a general listing of duties and powers of the hearing officer.

The purpose of the Child Support Hearing Officer Act is to provide the personnel and procedures necessary to insure prompt and full payment by obligated parties of child support obligations for their dependent children and, where applicable, attendant spousal support obligations. It is further the purpose of the Child Support Hearing Officer Act to insure that support payments are made in compliance with federal regulations governing the state’s federally mandated program pursuant to Title IV D of the federal Social Security Act requiring a state plan and program to enforce child support obligations. Such compliance will speed up the processing of cases and completion of enforcement actions, thereby reducing expenditures for aid to families with dependent children.

History

Laws 1988, ch. 127, § 2.

Child Support Enforcement Division

For the 9th and 10th Judicial Districts

Address

3316 N. Main, Suite B
Clovis, NM 88101

Contact

Phone: 1-800-283-4465
Website

Child Support Enforcement Division

For the 4th and 8th Judicial Districts – Region IV

Address

2536 Ridge Runner Road
Las Vegas, NM 87701

Contact

Phone: 1-800-283-4465
Website

Matters concerning custody and visitation are to be presented before the District Court Judge.