New Mexico Estate Planning Lawyers
Santa Fe, NM Estate Planning Lawyer with 13 years experience
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Workplace law is tricky and the consequences of not following the law are serious. I represent individuals and small business owners when they need employment law help. Whether you are a business owner trying to do the right thing, or a person who has suffered from discrimination or pay violations, you need a strong lawyer on your side.
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During his time at St. Mary's University, Mr. Hanna served as a staff writer for the St. Mary's Law Journal and participated in the Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society. He also interned for the Honorable Justice Emilio M. Garza of the...
For roughly half of his career, Mr. Banner represented the people of New Mexico as a government attorney: he served first as an Assistant District Attorney prosecuting criminal cases; he went on to advocate for the public's interests in utility and insurance rate-making proceedings; most recently, he served as prosecutor for the New Mexico Medical Board in licensing and disciplinary cases.
Now in private practice, Mr. Banner is continuing his successful litigation practice while also offering counseling and advice...
Brushy Mountain Rd.
Mule Creek, NM 88051
William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
Karen graduated Magna Cum Laude from California State University, Bakersfield in 2000 with a Bachelors Degree in English. She worked as Production Coordinator for Pappas Teleproductions (KMPH TV) and as a Legal Assistant for Pillsbury Winthrop LLP (now Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman) before enrolling at William & Mary School of Law in 2004. As a student, she earned the Gambrell Professionalism Award and Honors in Legal Skills for excellence in legal research, writing, analysis, and trial and appellate practice. She served as Co-Chair of the school's Institute of the...
Dorene earned an LL.M. (an advanced law degree) in Child and Family Law from Loyola University, Chicago School of Law. In Illinois, Dorene handled cases ranging from traffic, misdemeanor, felony and death penalty cases, to divorce, custody, adoption, business litigation and contract disputes. She was also an adjunct professor at Loyola University teaching family law to graduate level students.
In 2007, Dorene moved to New Mexico, where she is licensed to practice before the 10th District Court, the United...
Matters are personally handled by Mr. Ha, nothing will be handled by a paralegal or a legal assistant. After an initial phone consultation to determine if the firm can help, the firm will...
Santa Fe, NM 87501
New Mexico Estate Planning Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
Legal Resources for the Elderly Program (LREP)
Planning your estate?
Estate planning arranges for the transfer of an individual's estate at the time of death. An estate consists of all property owned at death before it is distributed by will, trust, or intestacy laws. An estate may contain both real property and personal property. Estate planning allows an individual to decide exactly who will benefit from his or her estate, and to what extent. It can also reduce the taxes imposed on the transfer of assets at death.
An experienced estate planning lawyer can help minimize the amount of the estate surrendered to taxes as well as ensure that the management and distribution of the estate is carried out according to your plans. Particularly when your plans are complex and/or you have substantial property or assets, it is important to have an attorney who can ensure that your plan functions the way you intend. Depending on the complexity of your individual situation, your estate planning team may include attorneys, financial planners, bankers and insurance professionals. Some states certify attorneys as estate planning specialists, which means they have met certain requirements for experience, education, and testing in that field.
Fiduciary: A person or institution who manages money or property for another and who must exercise a standard care imposed by law, i.e., personal representative or executor of an estate, a trustee, etc.
Personal representative: The person who administers an estate. If named in a will, that person's title is an executor. If there is no valid will, that person's title is an administrator.
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