New Mexico Probate Lawsuits 

Lawsuits are the last thing a person wants to have to deal with when experiencing grief. Unfortunately, we see New Mexicans from all walks of life need to go to court after finding themselves in conflict following a loved one’s death. New Mexico Probate and Estate Lawyers are experienced in helping our clients think through complex conflict during these painful periods. We can help carry the burden and form a strategy to protect your best interests and help you find some peace.


Experienced Litigation Attorneys


Contingency Fee Basis


Ancillary Probates from $1,500

Probate Court Cases

Most cases have to go through a probate court of some kind. Simple, uncontested cases usually end up in county probate court, where the process is primarily administrative. But quite often, processing a deceased person’s estate results in a conflict of some kind – including lawsuits about the validity of a contested will, claims that someone is mismanaging the estate or downright stealing from it, and allegations that a person’s death was wrongfully caused by someone else.

When these kinds of situations arise, you don’t just need a probate lawyer; you need a probate litigator.

Will Contests

A will contest is a formal objection to the validity of a will. Wills are often challenged over allegations of undue influence (a claim that a person used their position or circumstances to convince a vulnerable person to change or re-write the will), fraud (a claim that a person was tricked into changing or re-writing the will), forgery, or lack of testamentary capacity (a claim that a person was not in a sound-enough state of mind to knowingly change or re-write a will).

Inheritance Theft

Inheritance theft is when someone steals money, personal property, or real estate that was intended to be passed down to an heir or beneficiary of an estate. Sometimes, the theft is simple: the person simply took the property. Other times, it’s more complicated, like when a bad actor changes the terms of a will or alters documents to transfer property they weren’t supposed to get.

Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death” is a death caused by a wrongful act, neglect, or failure to act that would have been a personal injury suit if the person had lived. Typically, a claim for wrongful death is filed on behalf of the dead person by a representative of the dead person’s estate.

Contigency Fees Available


Don’t let the cost of litigation keep you from protecting your inheritance


For certain cases, we charge no up-front legal fees


If we accept your case on a contingency fee, we only get paid if we win your case


Trusted Attorneys for New Mexico Probate Lawsuites

If you or a loved one is facing litigation over an estate or probate matter, you want attorneys who are ready, willing, and able to take your case to court and win. That means you need lawyers who are skilled in litigation and trial advocacy and who also understand the complicated nuances of wills, trusts, estates, and the probate process. The attorneys at New Mexico Probate And Estate Lawyers are well-versed in all aspects of probate law and are experienced and accomplished courtroom advocates. In fact, many of our most significant victories in court have been cases that were referred to us by other professionals, including other lawyers, accountants, and sometimes, even judges. If you need accomplished, trusted probate litigation lawyers, reach out today for a no-obligation, free consultation.

You do not need to file the inventory with the court. If you would like the docket to show that you prepared an inventory, you may choose to file a notice of completion into your case. If additional information about the estate assets comes to light later, don’t worry: you can prepare a supplemental inventory.

The New Mexico probate process can be challenging, especially in your time of grief. You don’t have to go through it alone. Our probate attorneys and staff can guide you through this complicated process. If you’d like some assistance, please contact us to schedule a free consultation.