2017 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 45 - Uniform Probate Code
Article 2 - Intestate Succession and Wills
Part 1 - INTESTATE SUCCESSION
Subpart 1 - . General Provisions
Section 45-2-111 - Alienage.

Universal Citation: NM Stat § 45-2-111 (2017)

45-2-111. Alienage.

A. No individual is disqualified to take as an heir because the individual or an individual through whom he claims is or has been an alien.

B. Aliens shall have full power and authority to acquire or hold real property and personal property by deed, will, inheritance or otherwise and to alienate, sell, assign and transfer any property to their heirs or other persons, whether the heirs or other persons are, or are not, citizens of the United States.

C. When an alien having title or interest in any real property dies, the real property shall descend and vest in the same manner as if the alien were a citizen of the United States. The heir of an alien, whether the heir is an alien or not, shall have the same rights and resources and shall, in all respects, be treated on the same footing as a native citizen of the United States with respect to the personal estate of an alien dying intestate, and all persons interested in the estate, under the laws of New Mexico, whether aliens or not.

History: 1953 Comp., 32A-2-112, enacted by Laws 1975, ch. 257, 2-112; 1977, ch. 121, 4; repealed and reenacted by Laws 1993, ch. 174, 13; 1995, ch. 210, 4.

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