Albuquerque Probate Estate Lawyer
For more than two decades, Albuquerque probate lawyer Benjamin Hancock, P.C. has been the attorney that clients turn to for help resolving probate matters, including trusts, wills, estate administration, and guardianship.
Probate Laws in New Mexico
Probate generally refers to the manner in which a deceased person's estate is administered, and how the assets are ultimately distributed to heirs. New Mexico is one of sixteen states that has adopted the Uniform Probate Code in its entirety.
A probate lawyer helps clients through this process. Some probate attorneys handle only uncontested matters, drafting wills, trusts, and other estate planning documents. Other probate attorneys specialize in contested matters, litigating any disputes that arise in connection with wills and trusts.
What do probate attorneys do?
The Law Office of Benjamin Hancock, P.C. is a full-service New Mexico probate law firm. The attorney helps his clients with uncontested estate planning matters, and litigates zealously when required to protect his clients' interests. In general, a probate attorney is responsible for representing his or her client's interests in connection with a deceased person's estate.
The various specific duties of your particular probate attorney might include:
- Drafting wills
- Drafting trusts
- Revising or updating wills or trusts
- Assisting with estate planning
- prepare end-of-life planning documents
- Litigating will/trust disputes (compelling accountings, compelling distributions, removing trustees & executors in cases of mismanagement or other wrongdoing)
- Assisting with ancillary (out-of-state) probate issues
- Giving clients peace of mind by ensuring affairs in order, and closure by resolving estate issues
Probate law is a sensitive area that can easily become contentious. Hotly contested cases and contested wills can take months or even years of court proceedings before the case is resolved. As an experienced probate and inheritance dispute lawyer, Benjamin Hancock, P.C. works to settle your case quickly, whether inside or outside of court.
Speak with an Albuquerque lawyer today!
Benjamin Hancock, P.C. has the right solution to your unique probate issue. Schedule a consultation to discuss the best options in your case. Contact his law firm at 505-508-4343 for more information about probate estate matters!