VELIA C. MIRANDA
Probate is a court proceeding used to handle the affairs of a person who has died; called a decedent.
The court distributes the assets according to either:
- The decedent's will; or
- If the decendent died without a will, according to New Mexico's Laws of Intestate Sucsession
Probate Court appoints legally qualified persons, called personal representatives, to manage and settle the decedent's business affairs. If the probate is informal and uncontested, it can be filed in Probate Court for a fee of $30.00.
A good first step in determining how a decedent's estate should be handled, is a visit with the Probate Judge, which costs nothing. The death of a family member or a friend is a difficult time for everyone. Don't let the mysteries or misconceptions of the legal process make it that much harder.
- Probate Judge
P. O. BOX 898
Silver City, New Mexico 88062
- County Administration Building
1400 Highway 180 East
Silver City, New Mexico 88061
Office Hours (Subject to Change)
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.