Arlington, TX (PressExposure) October 27, 2006 -- Child support payments occur only when parents are not living with each other. New Mexico Child support is regulated by the state and federal agencies across America. Each state in America has programs to help custodial and non-custodial parents pay, process, and collect past due, child support payments
New Mexico child support programs are administered through the child support enforcement department. As a custodial or non-custodial parent, it is important that you learn more information about the process of collecting and receiving New Mexico child support payments.
When a custodial parent wants to collect child support payments, they must first establish paternity of the child. When establishing paternity, the court orders will go out for the father to pay child support.
Once the father or mother is placed on child support and they refuse to pay, the New Mexico Child Support Enforcement Office will provide assistance in collecting payments. The New Mexico Child Support Enforcement Office has several methods in providing assistance in collecting child support payments. The well known method used to collecting child support payments is income withholding, where the child support payments are automatically withdrawn from the non-custodial parent's paycheck. This method is used because it is considered the easiest and most convenient method for both parents.
Other methods are used such as having the non-custodial parent's tax refund intercepted, driver's or professional license revoked, and passport denial. There can even be liens placed on properties or bank accounts if the non-custodial parents refuses to pay child support.