2011 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 45: Uniform Probate Code
Article 2A: Uniform Statutory Will Act, 45-2A-1 through 45-2A-17
Section 45-2A-6: Share of spouse.


NM Stat § 45-2A-6 (1996 through 1st Sess 50th Legis) What's This?

45-2A-6. Share of spouse.

A. The share of the surviving spouse is:

(1) if there is no surviving issue, the entire statutory-will estate; or

(2) if there is a surviving issue:

(a) subject to any lien or encumbrance, the testator's residence and tangible personal property, except personal property held primarily for investment or for a commercial, agricultural or other business purpose;

(b) the greater of one hundred fifty thousand dollars ($150,000) or one-half of the balance of the statutory-will estate; and

(c) subject to Subsection B of this section, an interest in the remaining portion of the statutory-will estate, including any property that would pass under Subparagraph (a) of this paragraph but disclaimed by the surviving spouse, in a trust upon the terms set forth in Section 7 [45-2A-7 NMSA 1978] of the Uniform Statutory Will Act.

B. If the personal representative, other than the surviving spouse, determines that the trust under Section 7 of the Uniform Statutory Will Act would be uneconomical, the entire statutory-will estate passes to the surviving spouse.

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