Everything you’ll ever need to know about probate
Join Santa Fe County Probate Judge Shannon Bulman for a Community Outreach Event
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 11 a.m.
Abedon Lopez Senior Center
145 Santa Cruz Site
Santa Cruz, NM
(Probate is a legal process that takes place after someone passes away.)
Judge Bulman will help the citizens of Santa Fe County understand the probate process, so they can better organize their own affairs or carry out the duties of administering the estates of loved ones.
Topics of Discussion:
Judge Bulman was elected to serve as Santa Fe County Probate Judge. She began a four year term on January 1, 2015. Judge Bulman brings 25 years of legal experience to the position.
First Term 2015-2018
Shannon Broderick Bulman
The Probate Office is located at the intersection of West Palace and Grant Ave. at the Bokum Bldg.
Probate Judge Hours:
Monday and Wednesday: 11 a.m. through 3 p.m.
Friday: 1 p.m. through 3 p.m.
Scheduled appointments are recommended.
Probate Cases: $30 (less than 3 years - call about exceptions)
The Probate Court provides packets for $5.00 (Will or No-Will) to the public to aid in filing an Informal Probate Case.
IMPORTANT NOTICE RECENT CHANGES TO NEW MEXICO PROBATE LAW
Please note that the New Mexico legislature has amended certain aspects of New Mexico probate law effective July 1, 2016. The New Mexico Supreme Court forms have not yet been updated to reflect these changes. Your probate case filed on or after July 1, 2016 will, however, be subject to the revised requirements.
The changes are as follows:
You may not close the estate earlier than six months after the date of your appointment as personal representative. If you have questions about how these changes affect your probate case, I encourage you to seek advice from an attorney.