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Probate Defined

How is probate defined? With the current pandemic, loved ones may be caught by surprise by the untimely death of someone. One of the common issues that people misunderstand is what exactly is probate in New Mexico law. Receipt of probate is the first step in the legal process of administering the estate of a deceased person, resolving all claims […]

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Probate, Estates and New Mexico Legislation on the Estate Tax

Notes from the Probate Attorney’s Desk Probate – The Estate Tax was one of the most hotly contested tax topics in 2013. Where we sit in 2016 is a permanent extension of the $5.1 Million dollar threshold for the tax to take effect. For New Mexico, this will only affect a handful of people inheriting […]

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