New Mexico Last Will and Testament Form

The New Mexico last will and testament is a legal document that any individual of legal age may use to create a written record, while they are of sound mind, stating their wishes regarding the distribution of their personal their estate. The estate may include financial accounts, real property and/or personal property. This form will also accommodate the appointment of an executor of the testator’s choice. The executor would be the representative that would be responsible to divide the estate, exactly according to the written wishes of the testator, to the beneficiaries stated in the will. The testator may change or revoke the form at any time, providing they are of sound mind to do so.

Laws – New Mexico Statutes 45-2-501, et seq.: Wills

How to Write

Step 1 – Enter the Testator’s name at the top of the page to establish the document, continue:

  • Enter the Testator’s name in the paragraph
  • City of residence
  • County of residence
  • Read “Expenses and Taxes”

Step 2 – Establish an Executor – The Testator may establish their executor by providing the following information:

  • The name of the Executor
  • Address and County of residence
  • State of residence

If the primary executor is no longer able to serve, an alternate may be established by provision of the following information:

  • Submit the name of the alternate agent
  • Enter their Address
  • County of residence
  • State of residence

Step 3 – Disposition of Property – The testator must enter all beneficiary information, if there are more beneficiaries, add a sheet, and attach – Submit the following:

  • All Beneficiaries names
  • Addresses
  • Relationships to testator
  • Provide the last four digits of each beneficiary’s Social Security Number (required)
  • Read the next paragraphs
  • If more instructions are applicable, add a sheet and attach it to the form

Step 4 – Titled Sections – Review all sections and subsections:

  • Omissions
  • Bond
  • Discretionary Powers of Personal Representative (subsections A through K)
  • Contesting Beneficiary
  • Guardian Ad Litem Not Required
  • Gender
  • Assignment
  • Governing Law

Step 5 – Binding Agreement – Agree to the first paragraph. Enter the following:

  • The Testator’s name
  • Submit the date of the document(dd/mm/yyyy)
  • Testator’s signature
  • Printed name
  • Date of signature in dd/m/yy format
  • Testator’s name

Step 6 – Witness Signatures and Notarization – Anyone who shall participate in signing of this document must sign before a notary

Witnesses –

  • Provide the Witnesses respective signatures
  • Addresses

Testamentary Affidavit –

  • Once the document has been completed, all signatories must sign before one another and must be recorded by a notary public
  • The notary will enter the names of all parties
  • Enter the Testator’s signature
  • Enter the Witnesses signatures