2016 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 45 - Uniform Probate Code
Article 3 - Probate of Wills and Administration
Part 1 - GENERAL PROVISIONS
Section 45-3-103 - Necessity of appointment for administration.
45-3-103. Necessity of appointment for administration.
Except as otherwise provided in Sections 4-101 through 4-401 [45-4-101 through 45-4-401 NMSA 1978], to acquire the powers and undertake the duties and liabilities of a personal representative of a decedent, a person must be appointed by order of the district court or probate court, qualify and be issued letters. Administration of an estate is commenced by the issuance of letters.
History: 1953 Comp., 32A-3-103, enacted by Laws 1975, ch. 257, 3-103.
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