2021 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 45 - Uniform Probate Code
Article 2 - Intestate Succession and Wills
Section 45-2-1002 - International will; validity.

Universal Citation: NM Stat § 45-2-1002 (2021)

A. A will is valid as regards form, irrespective particularly of the place where it is made, of the location of the assets and of the nationality, domicile or residence of the testator, if it is made in the form of an international will complying with the requirements of Sections 45-2-1101 through 45-2-1110 NMSA 1978 [45-2-1001 to 45-2-1010 NMSA 1978].

B. The invalidity of the will as an international will does not affect its formal validity as a will of another kind.

C. Sections 45-2-1101 through 45-2-1110 NMSA 1978 [45-2-1001 to 45-2-1010 NMSA 1978] do not apply to the form of testamentary dispositions made by two or more persons in one instrument.

History: 1978 Comp., § 45-2-1102, enacted by Laws 1992, ch. 66, § 8; recompiled as 1978 Comp., § 45-2-1002 by Laws 1993, ch. 174, § 67.


Official comments.See Commissioners on Uniform State Law official comment to 2-1002 UPC.

Bracketed material. — The bracketed material was inserted by the compiler and is not part of the law. The bracketed translations were inserted in light of the 1993 recompilation of this part.

Recompilations. — Laws 1993, ch. 174, § 66 recompiled former 45-2-1002 NMSA 1978, as enacted by Laws 1992, ch. 66, § 2, relating to the statutory rule against perpetuities, as 45-2-902 NMSA 1978, effective July 1, 1993.

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