Establishing Child Support – Albuquerque, New Mexico
Every child has a right to receive child support. In New Mexico, a non-custodial parent is required to pay support to children under 18 years of age, and sometimes beyond, depending on college and if the child has special needs. The family law attorneys at The Justice Legal Group can help you establish a fair child support agreement.
About Child Support Law in New Mexico
Child support law in New Mexico uses an “Income Shares” model to determine the level of child support. The Income Shares model determines how much money the child would have received from each parent had the household stayed intact. This formula estimates the cost to raise each child, taking standard of living prior to the divorce into account. Some factors taken into account under New Mexico child support laws:
- Number of children
- Gross monthly income of both parents
- Monthly cost of daycare
- Cost of health insurance
At The Justice Legal Group, it is our goal to help you understand the nuances child support law and fight to protect the best interest of you and your child.
Family Law Attorneys
The family law attorneys at The Justice Legal Group will work hard to explore all the avenues permitted by New Mexico child support law. Our child support attorneys will fight for an arrangement that ensures your child has the financial resources they need. We also aim to establish child support agreements fair for both parties, with the wellbeing of the child in the forefront of our minds. Contact us for a consultation to discuss your child support case.