When an individual passes, they leave behind many things, but the two most important are their legacy and loved ones. At PBWS Law, we’ve dedicated ourselves to protecting both; offering probate law services in Albuquerque to ensure a smooth, successful transition of a decedent’s estate.

Estate: Explained

An estate is a valuation of an individual’s belongings, both physical and intangible. It includes economic assets, such as investments and finances, as well as personal property, like real estate, collectibles, and beyond. When an individual has passed, the ownership of their estate is to be transferred to beneficiaries, who are specified in an estate plan. However, if the decedent did not complete an estate plan or only certified a will, probate is required before ownership of the estate can be transferred.

Probate for Peace of Mind

The legalities of a death should be the least of your worries. Our Albuquerque probate lawyers take on the process so that you can focus on what truly matters: mourning your loved one and preserving their legacy. We believe peace of mind is something everyone deserves, and we’re proud to offer exactly that through probate law services. With a combined 170 years of legal expertise, the probate attorneys of PBWS Law facilitate rightful ownership of an estate to its heirs by:

Assessing Inventory & Determining Value
Our probate lawyers will expertly assess the estate of a decedent, taking into account the valuation of every asset and determining the overall value.

Evaluating Finances
Aside from the physical assets, our probate attorneys will also perform a thorough evaluation of the decedent’s finances, including debt, valid creditors, and due tax payments.

Distributing Property
Once both the physical and intangible are assessed and the total is calculated, probate will begin to ensure the ownership of assets are correctly distributed according to law or to the descents will. Any fees associated with probate will be considered part of the estate, and therefore will be paid for by assets.

Once beneficiaries are transferred ownership, we will ensure their rights are properly determined and managed. Additionally, if there are any concerns regarding the legality of an existing estate or its quality and fairness, our Albuquerque probate lawyers may also be consulted.

Albuquerque's Best Probate Attorneys

Preserving legacies and your family’s unity—that’s what we’re dedicated to. Whether you’re in Albuquerque or Santa Fe, turn to the probate lawyers New Mexicans trust: PBWS Law! Call (505) 872-0505 today and discover how expert probate litigation services can grant you peace of mind.