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- Formal probate — Formal probate is necessary when there are disputes between beneficiaries regarding the distribution of assets, the language of the will, or the amounts paid to creditors. Unlike formal probate, here, there is court hearing where a judge must approve certain actions and settle disputes.
- Informal probate — Informal probate is used when heirs cooperate, there are no creditors actions, and you do not anticipate any other problems or conflicts.
- Intestate succession — When a person dies without a will, their estate is divided in accordance with New Mexico’s intestate succession rules.
- Contested probate — Disagreements between beneficiaries, creditor disputes, and third party claims can disrupt the probate process.
- Family allowance in probate — Under New Mexico’s Uniformed Probate code, a decedent’s surviving spouse is entitled to thirty thousand dollars. If no surviving spouse exists, minor and dependent children are entitled to a family allowance of thirty thousand dollars split evenly.
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Located in Albuquerque, New Mexico Financial and Family has a hard-earned reputation for providing New Mexico residents with unparalleled legal service. No matter if you need advice on estate administration, or help settling a contested probate dispute, you can count on us to provide you with trusted counsel. For more information, or to discuss your case with an Albuquerque probate lawyer, call (505) 273-9187 or contact us online.