After a relative dies, there are many arrangements to make. It's an emotional time for everyone in your family. Sometimes, these emotions can lead your relatives to disagree on important issues that need to be addressed, such as the division of property of the deceased. As your probate lawyers, we can help you understand the legal process of probate that can be difficult to navigate.
Understanding Probate Law in New Mexico
In general, probate law in New Mexico is as follows:
If there is a will:
A representative for the estate should have been named. The representative will have to apply to the Bernalillo District court to be officially named.
If there is no will:
The process is a little more complicated and requires the signatures of all blood relatives. The person selected by the family members will then have to apply to the court to be the approved representative.
The appointment of the representative can be contested by any relative during the process, whether or not there is a will. If this should happen, the procedure becomes more complicated and may require litigation.
For Legal Help, Contact your Albuquerque Probate Attorney Today
The probate laws in New Mexico can be difficult to understand if you have never been through the process before. Contact us today if you are applying to become the estate representative, or if there is a dispute among your family members related to probate. we have been helping people in Albuquerque, New Mexico with their legal issues for over 20 years and have the ability to represent your best interests during this process.