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500 W. National Ave.
Suite 302
Las Vegas, NM  87701
(505) 426-3037
(505) 425-1799 fax

Hours of Operation
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Judge Torres'

Monday - Thursday

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

by appointment

 The current probate forms will only be accepted for probates filed prior to December 31, 2018.  New forms will be available on January 1, 2019 and all probates filed after that date must have the new forms.  Old forms will not be accepted, no exceptions.


 The Honorable Dwight Torres
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 A Probate Court is established in each County in New Mexico and is a court of records.  On this page you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding probate to help guide you through the process.  It is the job of the Probate Judge to make sure the pleadings (paperwork submitted to the court) are complete and accurate under New Mexico law and the Uniform Probate Code which governs probate.  The Probate Judge must be familiar with jurisdiction, venue, domicile, heirs, pleadings and many other legal issues that may arise in a probate.  If you have any further questions, you may contact the Probate Court for more information.



 What the Probate Judge and Staff CANNOT do
 Neither the Probate Judge nor their staff can provide legal advice of any kind. Legal advice can only be given by a licensed attorney. The Judge or their staff cannot fill out the forms for you or assist you in filling out the forms, that includes preparation of deeds for any real property that requires transfer. Neither the Probate Judge nor their staff can recommend an attorney to you.


 Requirements for Marraige by
Probate Judge
 A couple must first obtain a marriage license through the San Miguel County Clerk’s office. The fee for the license is $25.00. Both parties must come in to the clerk’s office to obtain the license and show their identification (to verify they are of legal age) and social security card. They may then contact the probate clerk to schedule an appointment to discuss the ceremony with the judge or to schedule the time and date. For more information regarding obtaining a marriage license, you may contact the County Clerk’s office at 505-425-9331. There is NO FEE for the judge to perform the ceremony. The ceremony can take place at the County Courthouse or at another location within the county (depending on judge’s availability).

 NO Will-Intestate  Will - Testate
 No Will Instructions  Will Instructions
 4B-301 Application for Informal Appointmentof Personal Representitive(No Will)  4B-302 Application of Informal, Probate of Willand for Informal Appointment of Appointmentof Personal Representive (Will)
 4B-303 Order of Informal Appointment as Personal Representitive  4B-304 Order of Informal Probate of Will and Informal Appointment of PersonalRepresentitive
 4B-305 Acceptance of Appointment as Personal Representitive (Will) (No Will)  4B-305 Acceptance of Appointmentas Personal Representitive ( Will) (No Will)

 4B-306 Letters of Administration (No Will)  4B-307 Letters of Testamentary (Will)

 4B-401 Notice of Informal, Appointment ofPersonal Representitive  4B-401 Notice of Informal, Appointment ofPersonal Representitive

 4B-402 Proof of Notice  4B-402 Proof of Notice

4B-501 Notice to Creditors by publication and notice to creditors by written notice

 4B-501 Notice of Creditors by publications and notice to creditors by written notice

 4B-601 Inventory  4B-601 Inventory

 4B-602 Accounting  4B-602 Accounting

 4B-701 Verified Statement of PersonalRepresentitive  4B-701 Verified Statement of PersonalRepresentitive

  You may contact the probate office during regular business hours if you have further questions and we will assist you in any way possible. We are here to serve you.


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