2016 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 45 - Uniform Probate Code
Article 1 - Uniform Probate Code
Section 45-1-305 - Records and certified copies.

NM Stat § 45-1-305 (2016) What's This?

45-1-305. Records and certified copies.

A. The clerk of the district court and the clerk of the probate court shall each keep a record for each decedent, protected person or trust involved in any document that may be filed with the clerk's respective court under the Uniform Probate Code, including petitions and applications, demands for notices or bonds and orders by the respective court, and responses relating thereto, and shall establish and maintain a system for indexing, filing or recording that is sufficient to enable users of the records to obtain adequate information. Upon payment of the fees required by law, the clerk shall issue certified copies of any probated wills, letters issued to personal representatives or any other record or paper filed or recorded. Certificates relating to probated wills shall indicate whether the decedent was domiciled in New Mexico and whether the probate was formal or informal. Such certificates shall also indicate the names and addresses of any known heirs. Certificates relating to letters shall show the date of appointment.

B. If convenient or desirable for any reason, the presiding district judge for each judicial district shall have the power, at the judge's discretion, to order that the records of informal probate proceedings of a particular county be kept under the supervision of the probate court or clerk of the probate court of that county for such period of time as the district judge may determine.

History: 1953 Comp., 32A-1-305, enacted by Laws 1975, ch. 257, 1-305; 1983, ch. 194, 2; 2009, ch. 159, 22.

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