2011 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 45: Uniform Probate Code
Article 3: Probate of Wills and Administration, 45-3-101 through 45-3-1302
Section 45-3-701: Time of accrual of duties and powers.
45-3-701. Time of accrual of duties and powers.
A. The duties and powers of a personal representative commence upon his appointment. The powers of a personal representative relate back in time to give acts by the person appointed which are beneficial to the estate occurring prior to appointment the same effect as those occurring thereafter.
B. Prior to appointment, a person named personal representative in a will may carry out written instructions of the decedent relating to his body, funeral and burial arrangements.
C. A personal representative may ratify and accept acts on behalf of the estate done by others prior to the appointment of the personal representative where the acts would have been proper for a personal representative.
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