2023 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 45 - Uniform Probate Code
Article 2 - Intestate Succession and Wills
Section 45-2-1004 - International will; other points of form.

Universal Citation: NM Stat § 45-2-1004 (2023)

A. The signatures shall be placed at the end of the will. If the will consists of several sheets, each sheet shall be signed by the testator or, if he is unable to sign, by the person signing on his behalf or, if there is no such person, by the authorized person. In addition, each sheet shall be numbered.

B. The date of the will shall be the date of its signature by the authorized person. That date shall be noted at the end of the will by the authorized person.

C. The authorized person shall ask the testator whether he wishes to make a declaration concerning the safekeeping of his will. If so and at the express request of the testator, the place where he intends to have his will kept shall be mentioned in the certificate provided for in Section 45-2-1105 NMSA 1978 [45-2-1005 NMSA 1978].

D. A will executed in compliance with Section 45-2-1103 NMSA 1978 is not invalid merely because it does not comply with this section.

History: 1978 Comp., § 45-2-1104, enacted by Laws 1992, ch. 66, § 10; recompiled as 1978 Comp., § 45-2-1004 by Laws 1993, ch. 174, § 67.


Official comments.See Commissioners on Uniform State Law official comment to 2-1004 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 45-2-1004 NMSA 1978, as enacted by Laws 1992, ch. 66, § 4, relating to the statutory rule against perpetuities as 45-2-904 NMSA 1978, effective July 1, 1993.

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