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  • Can a will be contested by family members if there is a Domestic Partner situation?

    Asked by someone from Las Cruces, NM on 3/17/2017

    On the death certificate and on the will it lists me as the Domestic Partner. I have been with my partner since 2008. In the state of NM am I considered a wife? His brother and son want to get the house and all cash in banks because it is in my partner's name and they say they are next of kin.

  • Categories: Retirement Planning, Estate Planning


  • Steve 


    San Francisco, CA

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  • Hi,

    Thanks for your inquiry - unfortunately we're not equipped to answer this question. Your best bet is to consult with a lawyer in New Mexico about the Will of your Domestic Partner.

    This site may have some resources: http://www.elderlawanswers.com/new-mexico-elder-law-attorneys/las-cruces

    Hope this is helpful.



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