2019 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 45 - Uniform Probate Code
Article 2 - Intestate Succession and Wills
Part 5 - WILLS
Section 45-2-515 - Deposit of will with court in testator's lifetime.

Universal Citation: NM Stat § 45-2-515 (2019)

A will may be deposited by the testator or his agent with the clerk of any district court in New Mexico for safekeeping pursuant to rules of that court. The will shall be kept confidential. During the testator's lifetime, a deposited will shall be delivered only to him or to a person authorized in writing signed by him to receive the will. A conservator may be allowed to examine a deposited will of a protected testator under district court procedures designed to maintain the confidential character of the document to the extent possible and to assure that it will be resealed and left on deposit after the examination. Upon being informed of the testator's death, the district court clerk shall notify any person designated to receive the will and deliver it to him on request, or the court clerk may deliver the will to the appropriate court.

History: 1978 Comp., § 45-2-515, enacted by Laws 1993, ch. 174, § 38.


Official comments.See Commissioners on Uniform State Law official comment to 2-515 UPC.

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