Children are entitled to financial support from both parents. New Mexico has established Child Support Guidelines, where each parent contributes a certain amount of their income toward each child’s support.
The amount each parent contributes depends upon a number of factors, including:
- The parents’ gross monthly income
- The number of children involved
- Physical custody arrangements
- Daycare costs
- Health, dental and vision insurance costs
- Educational costs (private school tuition and supplies)
- Recreational or sports expenses
- Travel costs
- Other pre-existing child support orders, and
- Other factors.
Galloway Legal Group is skilled at representing parents who need to establish child support, enforce an existing child support order, or modify the order.
New Mexico Child Support Guidelines: The guidelines calculate child support differently based upon physical custody arrangements. Worksheet A is used when one parent has primary physical custody and the other parent has visitation rights. Worksheet B is used when both parents share physical custody in such a way that the children live with each parent more than 30 percent of the time. Although these worksheets guide the court in establishing child support amounts, the court may deviate from the guidelines when extenuating circumstances exist or when the parents agree to deviate.
Child Support Enforcement: The Galloway Legal Group team is dedicated to assisting you in enforcing an existing child support order when the other parent is either behind on payments or not paying at all. Our hard-working team knows how important ongoing support is to a family. The New Mexico Child Support Enforcement Division (“CSED”) can be asked to intervene in your case. CSED has the power to garnish the nonpaying parent’s wages, revoke licenses, place liens and intercept income tax refunds to get you paid.
Child Support Modification: Child support can be increased under certain circumstances as well as reduced. Child support may be modified when there has been a substantial change in circumstances, such as a wage increase or decrease, a change in living arrangements or a change in educational, medical, travel or other expenses. The Galloway Legal team of professionals is here to guide you through the child support modification process. The Court may issue a modification order dating back to the date a parent first asked the Court for a modification.
The Galloway Legal Group’s goal is to fight to get your child all of the financial support allowed under the law. Call us today at (505) 503-8970, or EMAIL us now.