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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Real Estate Law for New Mexico on
Q: What do I do if I am a first year teacher and my principal is refusing to give me my final paycheck?

The principal says I have to come in and hold an IEP meeting before getting my check. School ended on May 23rd and our Special ed coordinator closed down our files on the 24th.

Trent A. Howell
Trent A. Howell
answered on Oct 31, 2017

In general, an employer must, on regular, bi-monthly paydays, fully pay employees for all work done within the prior two weeks. NM Stat § 50-4-2 (2015). If the employee is discharged, the employee must make the payment within five days of the discharge. NM Stat § 50-4-4 (2015). If the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Real Estate Law for New Mexico on
Q: In NM can a personal lender inspect the property after sale in 2008 till now? Must they give a notice?

Can mortgagee inspect property? Advanced notice or can they be legally denied?

Ben F Meek III
Ben F Meek III
answered on Mar 30, 2017

Typically mortgage companies and banks that make home loans put language in their mortgages that they have a right to inspect their collateral (the house) periodically and that you as borrower and mortgagor consent to it. The mortgage may even have language that makes it an event of default to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Probate, Tax Law and Real Estate Law for New Mexico on
Q: Can the state sale my land due to back taxes while I have it in probate?
Ben F Meek III
Ben F Meek III
answered on Jan 12, 2017

Probably yes. You'd best either pay the taxes or consult an attorney about possible ways to get time to deal with it. You might try contacting the taxing agency, if you haven't already. If the taxes were income taxes, a tax resolution law firm may be able to help you reduce the claimed... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for New Mexico on
Q: Who is responsible for a broken window. We (renter) did not cause it, but noticed it was broken and reported it.

When cleaning the home, prior to vacating after lease termination, we(renter) found one of the exterior windows(double pane) had a diagonal crack from one corner to the other. We did not cause it and the window frame as well as window appear to be old.

Could you please provide a statute to... Read more »

Brian Lehman
Brian Lehman
answered on Jan 9, 2017

You probably need to say the city or county to answer this question, because it appears to depend on local housing codes that impose duties on landlords that tenants may enforce. In Albuquerque, the local codes state: "The windows and doors are reasonably weather-tight and, and are kept in... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Real Estate Law for New Mexico on
Q: In the State of New Mexico, is it required to to file a Transfer on Death deed PRIOR to death, or can it be filed after?
Jeff Grandjean
Jeff Grandjean
answered on Feb 12, 2016

The statutes require that it be filed prior to the transferor's death.

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