New Mexico Offers Amnesty for Unpaid Child Support
Governor Susana Martinez and her administration are offering temporary amnesty for parents facing arrest for their unpaid child support. The amnesty was announced this week, and enforcements will start at the end of the month, targeting those who don’t take advantage of the program.
State officials say individuals can visit a state Child Support Enforcement Division office without fear of arrest and pay a bond to cancel outstanding bench warrants for not paying child support. Negotiations of payments will be made with those who cannot pay the full bond right there and then.
The amnesty period runs through Aug. 31, but police will start a sweep for people with arrest warrants during the final week so if you or someone you know falls into this category, let them know. A list of parents with outstanding bench warrants is posted on the state website.