If you have children, child support is an issue that will need to be addressed in your divorce or separation. In a contested or uncontested divorce, child support computation is usually taken care of after child custody arrangements are made. Parties who have never been married, but have a child, must also address the issue of child support.
Our legal team has child support lawyers in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Santa Fe and Los Alamos, New Mexico. With over 30 years experience, we put the interests of your child first when helping you work out child support arrangements after a divorce.
New Mexico Child Support Laws
New Mexico child support laws demand that non-custodial spouses pay the custodial parent. Amounts are determined based upon the income of each spouse, the number of children and the physical timeshare with children.
Generally, 18% of gross monthly income is allocated for child support collection if there is one child. If there are two children, the percentage rises to 20%, and continues upwards depending on the number of children.
Child support laws also allow judges to consider the amount of time the child spends with each parent, medical needs, educational requirements and other special needs when determining the amount of child support collection.
Family Law Attorney in New Mexico
In addition to being child support lawyers, our legal team possesses expertise in a full range of family law matters like divorce, child custody, LGBT partnerships, second parent adoption, CYFD cases and family criminal defense.
Our legal team puts the interests of your child first, attempting to resolve issues regarding child support and collection out of court first. However, we are not afraid to enforce child support collection through litigation whenever necessary.
Your case will be handled by our legal team which will provide you with one-on-one guidance. Contact us to schedule an informative consultation with a member of our team.
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