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ESTATE AND LEGAL FINANCIAL ISSUES
Life planning in New Mexico: Guide to state law on powers of attorney, right to die, nursing home benefits, wills, trusts, and probate / by Merri Rudd
From Senior Citizens Law office:
• It Takes More Than a Will to Plan Your Estate
• Should I Have a Will?
• Transfer on Death Deeds
• Organizing Important Information for Your Personal Representative, Family and Friends
• Joint Accounts – There’s a better way than putting your child’s name on your bank account
• Why You Should Not - Put your child’s name on your primary residence
• Delegating Health Care and Financial Decisions
Durable Power of Attorney
Health Care and End of Life Decisions
- Probate Judges Manual - A Guide for New Mexico Probate Judges by Judge Merri Rudd with assistance from Lori Frank
- Ask The Probate Judge - articles originally printed in the Albuquerque Journal, Business Outlook by Merri Rudd
Legal Assistance Programs
- Senior Citizens Law Office serves seniors age 60 and older in Bernalillo, Sandoval, Torrance, and Valencia Counties, New Mexico, with a wide range of free legal services.
- Lawyer Referral for the Elderly - A program of the New Mexico State Bar Foundation that provides legal information, advice, brief services, and referrals to all New Mexico residents 55 years of age and older.
- Law Access New Mexico provides legal advice, brief service and referrals to eligible low-income New Mexicans over the telephone and help remove barriers to the justice system.
- New Mexico LawHelp - A guide to legal information and free civil legal services for low-income persons and seniors. Provides information on how to contact programs offering legal assistance in New Mexico.
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