2017 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 45 - Uniform Probate Code
Article 2 - Intestate Succession and Wills
Part 1 - INTESTATE SUCCESSION
Subpart 1 - . General Provisions
Section 45-2-106 - Representation.

Universal Citation: NM Stat § 45-2-106 (2017)

45-2-106. Representation.

A. As used in this section:

(1) "deceased descendant", "deceased parent" or "deceased grandparent" means a descendant, parent or grandparent who either predeceased the decedent or is deemed to have predeceased the decedent pursuant to Section 45-2-104 NMSA 1978; and

(2) "surviving descendant" means a descendant who neither predeceased the decedent nor is deemed to have predeceased the decedent pursuant to Section 45-2-104 NMSA 1978.

B. If, pursuant to Section 45-2-103 NMSA 1978, a decedent's intestate estate or a part thereof passes "by representation" to the decedent's descendants, the estate or part thereof is divided into as many equal shares as there are:

(1) surviving descendants in the generation nearest to the decedent that contains one or more surviving descendants; and

(2) deceased descendants in the same generation who left surviving descendants, if any.

Each surviving descendant in the nearest generation is allocated one share. The remaining shares, if any, are combined and then divided in the same manner among the surviving descendants of the deceased descendants as if the surviving descendants who were allocated a share and their surviving descendants had predeceased the decedent.

C. If, pursuant to Section 45-2-103 NMSA 1978, a decedent's intestate estate or a part thereof passes "by representation" to the descendants of the decedent's deceased parents or either of them or to the descendants of the decedent's deceased paternal or maternal grandparents or either of them, the estate or part thereof is divided into as many equal shares as there are:

(1) surviving descendants in the generation nearest the deceased parents or either of them or the deceased grandparents or either of them that contains one or more surviving descendants; and

(2) deceased descendants in the same generation who left surviving descendants, if any.

Each surviving descendant in the nearest generation is allocated one share. The remaining shares, if any, are combined and then divided in the same manner among the surviving descendants of the deceased descendants as if the surviving descendants who were allocated a share and their surviving descendants had predeceased the decedent.

History: 1953 Comp., 32A-2-106, enacted by Laws 1975, ch. 257, 2-106; repealed and reenacted by Laws 1993, ch. 174, 9.

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