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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Information For Kinship Guardianship

What is Kinship Guardianship?

A kinship caregiver is defined as any individual who is a relative, godparent, member of a child’s tribe or clan, or an adult with a significant bond (fictive kin) who are raising a child or youth because the biological parents are not able or unwilling to do so.

Kinship caregivers could be eligible for legal assistance from various agencies across the state.

Kinship Legal Services Contact Info

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