2016 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 45 - Uniform Probate Code
Article 3 - Probate of Wills and Administration
Part 8 - CREDITORS' CLAIMS
Section 45-3-805 - Classification of claims.

NM Stat § 45-3-805 (2016) What's This?

45-3-805. Classification of claims.

A. If the applicable assets of the estate are insufficient to pay all claims in full, the personal representative shall make payment in the following order:

(1) costs and expenses of administration, including compensation of personal representatives and of persons employed by the personal representatives;

(2) reasonable funeral expenses;

(3) debts and taxes with preference under federal law;

(4) reasonable medical and hospital expenses of the last illness of the decedent, including compensation of persons attending the decedent;

(5) debts and taxes with preference under other laws of New Mexico; and

(6) all other claims.

B. No preference shall be given in the payment of any claim over any other claim of the same class, and a claim due and payable shall not be entitled to a preference over claims not due.

History: 1953 Comp., 32A-3-805, enacted by Laws 1975, ch. 257, 3-805; 1976 (S.S.), ch. 37, 12; 1995, ch. 210, 42.

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