In New Mexico, when a spouse passes away without a will, the state's intestate succession laws come into play to determine how the deceased's assets are distributed. Since you were divorced from your wife, and assuming she did not update her estate plan after the divorce, you might not...View More
In New Mexico, if you believe that your half-sister, as the personal representative of your late brother's estate, has violated certain rights or acted improperly, you do have options to challenge her position.
First, you need to file a petition in the probate court that is handling...View More
If the Deed was not recorded, it has no effect here. You might want to get the Deed placed of record, then establish that you are your Father's Heir (Probate, Affidavit of Heirship) etc. If you have the Deed, hire a NM attorney. You may have to then get possession after you establish title.
More than likely, both you and the father are the heirs and next of kin. So he has an interest in the property the same as you. If there are no assets, then there is probably no need for Probate. If the Son owned land or cash, etc., then Probate may be needed, and you can charge fees as the...View More
There is a specific order in which bills of a decedent's estate get paid if there are not enough funds to pay them all. The probate attorney assisting you will be able to help you what 'class' each particular bill falls into and the order in which each 'class' of debt is...View More
I lived there with my mom but after she passed I moved in with my dad so the property was empty. The property was vandalized and or stuff stolen and the insurance is going to cover the damages. Is my brother entitled to half of the insurance money for the break in
The answer to your question depends on the fact scenario involving your mother's Estate at the time of her passing. If your mother died with a valid will - the provisions of the will must be followed. Therefore, whomever inherited the damaged...View More
A New Mexico attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. I'm sorry for the loss of your parents. Until you are able to consult with a local attorney, you could contact the insurance company and ask about the policies. Good luck
Call the Court in your County that handles Probate and ask them. It should not be difficult. But if Probate costs too much, you might try an Affidavit of Heirship. Possibly legal aid might assist. It can be recorded and might then suffice for the Bank to release funds to the Next of Kin....View More
Hire a competent NM attorney to search the Title. At least look at the Deed and see who the grantees are. StepMother probably either owns it outright under the current Deed as the survivor, or she and the other Heirs At Law (which includes you) are now Tenants In Common. If the latter, you...View More
A New Mexico attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm very sorry for your loss. There are a couple of different areas of law here, and I can only speak for the medication-related issue. Most firms that handle such cases offer free initial consults. In terms...View More
Absent very unusual circumstances, you can sell anything you own to anyone you want. And having a will does not prevent you from selling anything you own. However, these are very general answers to very general questions. Clearly you are concerned about or troubled by something. Follow your...View More
If the executor named in a will does not open a probate in a reasonable time, any other interested party can. As the decedent's child, you are an interested party and you can hire an attorney to start a probate.
I am the granddaughter to someone that told me (when they were alive) that I would receive 50% of the estate upon their death, and the decease's daughter has not openly or willingly informed of what to expect. in fact she didn't even inform me of the death. what can I do?
If no document was filed as a Will with Probate Court, then the purported will has no effect. You might consider filing to Administer the Estate, and possibly receive some compensation that way. Unless you can locate the Will or a copy, it is doubtful there will be a Probate of an Estate where...View More
Claim based on what? There are probably some heirs at law. You might want to figure out who they are, then establish heirship. Then have the heirs convey the property to you for a small consideration. But a tax sale is the best option, as the taxes have to be paid anyway. Hire a competent...View More
Associating with a felon is not a crime, but it is probably a condition of your probation that you not associate with a felon. It is possible that you could talk your probation officer into allowing the association. Or hope s/he never finds out and types up a probation violation.
Both preceded him in death. He had no siblings, never married and no kids. Would next of kin be myself and my 2 sisters?My Mom and my Cousin Jack (decedent) were 1st cousins (his mother was my Great Aunt.
had been notified years ago. My ex husband was the last in line in his generation, he he was notified in 1998, he passed away in 2006. His 2nd wife told the courts he did not have a will and I think she failed to mention to the court his children from our marriage. What can be done? He died in... View More
This appears to be the same question, which was originally asked concerning Texas Law. If the property is located in New Mexico then New Mexico probate laws apply, even if the decedent lived in Texas. It is not clear where the probate case was. You should get a copy of the probate proceedings from...View More
There are oil & gas leases involved that are supposed to go to all the children. They were passed down from their great grandmother , through her descendants, then their descendants, etc., etc. My children were the only ones never notified by the oil producers about their interests
It is not clear from the information provided what type of probate proceeding was had, if any, and when. The ability to contest any court ruling will depend on when the proceeding, if any, was held. There is also no indication of when the deaths occurred. If there was no will, all of the children...View More
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