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Fri August 17, 2012
New Mexico To Offer Child Support Amnesty
The state is offering its second annual amnesty program for parents behind on child support.
Gov. Susana Martinez says that anyone with an active bench warrant for failure to pay child support can go to any New Mexico Human Services Department Child Support Enforcement Division field office next week to pay their bond amount without fear of arrest. The amnesty period runs from 8 a.m. Monday, Aug. 20, to 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24. Those unable to pay the full-amount can seek a payment plan.
The following Tuesday, state police and local law enforcement officials will conduct a statewide sweep to round up still-delinquent parents.
A list of all non-custodial parents with outstanding bench warrants in New Mexico is posted on the HSD website, (http://www.hsd.state.nm.us/CSEDBenchWarrants.html ).
Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.