Providing answers and comfort when a loved one passes with unfinished business.
We walk you through the process.
Providing answers and comfort when a loved one passes with unfinished business. We walk you through the process.
Leading Financial and Family Law Attorneys
What We Are Doing During the Current Pandemic
We are here to assist you with your probate and your estate planning (wills, trusts, powers of attorney and medical directives) during this COVID-19 public health crisis. We can file your documents remotely. Please contact us to set up a telephonic or video consultation.
Knowledgeable guidance from an estate planning professional
Competent legal service for New Mexico probate matters
- 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.
Contact an experienced team of New Mexico probate lawyers
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) 503-1637 or contact us online.