We have had reports of cyber criminals imitating court telephone numbers (“spoofing”) and demanding that citizens pay money for fines or fees in cases involving relatives. These calls are not valid. New Mexico Courts will never call citizens to ask for payments of any kind.

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Child Support FAQs

Where do I park when I have to come to Court?

There is a parking garage on 3rd Street just south of Lomas Blvd.  The entrance is on 3rd Street and you can park in the parking structure for up to $4.50 per day.

How do I establish Custody and Visitation?

Information about establishing Custody and Visitation can be found here.

Can I get forms on this website?

We currently to do not have forms on our Child Support page, but you may visit the Center for Self Help and Dispute Resolution’s page to inquire about forms by clicking here.

How do I apply for services through CSED?

You can call them and make an appointment to go through the application/intake process.  To make an appointment call 1-800-288-7207 if you are in-state.  If you are out of state, call 1-800-585-7631.  You may also visit their website at https://elink.hsd.state.nm.us/.

Where do I get forms that I need to file with the Court?

You can contact or visit the Court’s Center for Self Help and Dispute Resolution for forms or visit their page by clicking here.  Remember when filing any pleading with the Court, make sure you follow the Rules of Civil Procedure for filing and service.

What are CSED services?

For more information about the New Mexico Child Support Enforcement Division services, click here.

How do I notify the Court that my address has changed?

You can file a Notice of Change of Address (which should include the Court location, the caption of your case, and your case number, and submit it to the Clerk’s office in the Domestic Relations Division for filing and your record will be updated.  When filing any pleading with the Court, make sure you follow the Rules of Civil Procedure for filing and service.  Note: It is very important that you keep your address updated with the Court when you have a pending case so that you can receive notice of any hearings and/or Orders that are entered.

Can I appear telephonically for a hearing?

You cannot appear telephonically to a hearing unless you have been granted permission by the Court.  To request permission you must file the appropriate Motion to Appear Telephonically and submit an Order signed by all parties.  If you cannot get approval by the other party, then you must submit a Request for Hearing with your Motion.  The Court’s Center for Self Help and Dispute Resolution can assist you with your Motion, Order and/or Request for Hearing.  When filing any pleading with the Court, make sure you follow the Rules of Civil Procedure for filing and service.

How do I reschedule a hearing?

To reschedule a hearing you must file the appropriate Motion with the Court.  To prepare the Motion, you can contact the Court’s Center for Self Help and Dispute Resolution at 505-841-6781 or visit their page by clicking here.  When filing any pleading with the Court, make sure you follow the Rules of Civil Procedure for filing and service.

Where do I go to make a child support payment?

Please take your payment to the CSED office that is most convenient for you.  In Albuquerque the two locations are 1015 Tijeras NW Suite100 and 1010 18th St. NW.  You can also mail your payment to PO Box 25109, Albuquerque, NM  87125.

Where do I go to modify my child support?

You need to file the appropriate Motion and a Request for Hearing.  You can call or visit the Court’s Center for Self Help and Dispute Resolution at 505-841-6702 or click here to visit their page.  Once you have prepared the appropriate documents, you will file them in the Domestic Relations Division, located on the 2nd Floor of the Downtown Courthouse.  When filing any pleading with the Court, make sure you follow the Rules of Civil Procedure for filing and service.