Family Law



New Mexico Wills and Estate Attorneys

Probate Law in New Mexico


The New Mexico probate process is difficult because it requires the intersection of legal administration with emotional loss. The last thing people want to deal with after the loss of a loved one is the court system. However, those who do attempt to probate an estate in New Mexico without knowing about the law and procedure, typically end up making costly mistakes that could cause a significant delay in the process.


These issues are why having a legal representative eases the burden from you and your family. You can take comfort in the fact that your attorney will be taking care of immediate procedural issues that require legal attention and court intervention, such as:


- Petitioning for Formal or Informal Probate Proceedings


- Ascertaining and Analyzing a Legally Valid Will


- Appointment of a Personal Representative


- Inventory of Estate Assets and Debts


- Notice to Creditors


- Administration and Liquidation of the Estate


- Ascertaining Beneficiaries


- Distribution of the Estate



Attorneys in New Mexico serve a crucial role to the probate process, given that they help people handle complex cases where many forms are necessary for the process to move onward as well as assist in the legality of administering and estate while the family of the deceased may continue the grieving process.


Handling a Probate case is not an easy thing to go through or deal with, which is one of the many reasons why it‘s a good idea to hire an attorney experienced in the field of New Mexico probate law to help you with the matter. Having an attorney on your side will help you make sure that the estate and assets of your loved one‘s particular case are handled in a proper and legal fashion.


These and many other questions are vital for you to understand prior to starting this process. Contact Duran & McDonald for a free confidential appointment to discuss your specific situation. Please feel free to call our office at any time at (505) 924-2121 [Albuquerque] or (505) 864-2121 [Valencia County] to speak with an attorney regarding your legal rights. Appointments are available in either our of Albuquerque or Valencia County locations.





New Mexico Divorce Lawyers

Family Law in New Mexico


Issues that arise within one‘s own family are some of the hardest issues to confront and deal with. They involve issues that are typically reserved for the privacy of one‘s own home. They can be embarrassing, painful and scary. We understand and empathize with that feeling. That is why we will do everything in our power to listen to you and work towards alleviating that embarrassment, pain and fear.


While working towards the best interest for the client, we also understand that cost is a concern for everyone. Our firm is dedicated to assisting each individual reach their goals and be given an opportunity to be heard at a cost that is fair and reasonable. We also work one on one with the client‘s financial circumstances, whatever they may be.


At Duran & McDonald, you can have assurance and confidence in our ability and dedication to represent your best interest while keeping paramount your specific concerns. Our attorney‘s have successfully assisted individuals and families in a variety of family law issues, including:


- Divorce


- Divorce Mediation


- Pre-Marital & Post-Marital Agreements


- Guardianships & Conservatorships


- Guardian Ad Litem


- Child Custody


- Child Support


- Spousal Support and Alimony


- Adoption Law


- Domestic Violence


- Paternity


- Grandparents Rights



Our New Mexico divorce lawyers understand that family law matters are emotionally exhausting for our clients, and you can trust that we will work diligently to make certain your voice is heard during this difficult period of your life. Contact Duran & McDonald for a free confidential appointment to discuss your specific situation. Please feel free to call our office at any time at (505) 924-2121 [Albuquerque] or (505) 864-2121 [Valencia County] to speak with an attorney regarding your legal rights. Appointments are available in either of our Albuquerque or Valencia County locations.






Duran and McDonald LLC
108 Wellesley Dr. SE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106
United States of America
(505)-924-2121