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Executives in New Mexico’s human services agency are planning a “major rewrite” of the state’s child-support laws and regulations – aimed at getting more parents to pay what they owe, lawmakers were told Wednesday.
The Child Support Enforcement Division collected 57% of the child support it handled last year – about 7 percentage points below the national average. The division enforces court-ordered support payments, among other duties.
Parents who owe child support and don’t pay face the possibility of arrest, loss of their driver’s license and other penalties.
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