La Joya Estate Planning Lawyers

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Albuquerque, NM Estate Planning Attorney with 40 years experience
(505) 873-2006 3424 Shaw Dr SW
Albuquerque, NM 87105
Estate Planning
Los Lunas, NM Estate Planning Attorney with 38 years experience
(505) 865-1200 235 Main St NE
Los Lunas, NM 87031
Estate Planning, Personal Injury, Products Liability and Real Estate
Belen, NM Estate Planning Attorney with 39 years experience
(505) 864-4428 500 Becker Ave
Belen, NM 87002
Estate Planning, Appeals, Business and Tax
Christopher Dziak
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Albuquerque, NM Estate Planning Attorney with 9 years experience
(505) 234-7007 3500 Comanche NE, Bldg. B
Albuquerque, NM 87107
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Probate
University of New Mexico
I am a partner with Findlay, & Dziak, LLC (BFD Lawyers). We are a general practice law firm that offers a variety of legal services. With an office in Albuquerque, we can help clients with issues ranging from bankruptcy, business law, contract drafting & review, criminal defense, divorce, DWI defense, estate planning, family law, personal injury, probate, real estate, taxes, and more.
David N. Hernandez
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Albuquerque, NM Estate Planning Lawyer with 41 years experience
(505) 843-7300 20 First Plaza Center NW #71
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy and Construction
University of New Mexico
James E. Dory
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Albuquerque, NM Estate Planning Attorney with 10 years experience
(505) 550-0395 10320 Cottonwood Park NW
Suite E
Albuquerque, NM 87114
Estate Planning and Probate
University of New Mexico
James E. Dory is an experienced probate and estate planning attorney (trusts and wills) . He also practices in the areas of estate administration and civil litigation. He has served Albuquerque's Westside, Rio Rancho, Sandoval County, and all parts of New Mexico since 2009. Born in Pasadena, CA, James has had a lifelong interest in sports, history, and law. He naturally landed in the history departments of the University of New Mexico and Saint Louis University, where he studied medieval history. In 2006, he entered the University of New Mexico School of Law and graduated in 2009, Since then, he...
Jill Douthett
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Albuquerque, NM Estate Planning Lawyer with 43 years experience
(505) 896-6662 4801 Lang Avenue NE
Suite 110
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Estate Planning, Business, Communications and Probate
University of Virginia School of Law
Jill Douthett is an AV-rated attorney who moved to New Mexico after 20 years of practicing law in Philadelphia, where she handled class action antitrust and securities fraud litigation, labor and employment, construction matters and insurance coverage claims for a variety of Fortune 500 companies and the City of Philadelphia. Her practice now concentrates on business law and litigation; business formations and corporate governance; franchising, distribution and licensing agreements; commercial leasing and real estate; venture capital and other investment agreements; and assisting clients who are buying or selling businesses. She received her J.D. from the University of Virginia and...
Vaughn Thomas
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ALBUQUERQUE, NM Estate Planning Attorney with 41 years experience
(505) 837-2344 2632 Mesilla St NE
P O Box 21580
ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87154
Estate Planning, Business, Energy and Real Estate
Southwestern Law School
AV RATING: Vaughn Thomas has been top-ranked since 1989 by the intenational lawyer rating firm of Martindale Hubbell. PRACTICE AREAS: Business Law, Corporations, Limited Liability Companies, Business Succession Planning, Asset Protection, Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions, Exit Strategies, Estate and Tax Planning, Oil & Gas.
Jay Goodman
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Corrales, NM Estate Planning Attorney with 34 years experience
(505) 989-8117 3949 Corrales Rd. #110
Corrales, NM 87048
Estate Planning, Appeals, Probate and Tax
Capital University Law School
I am a third generation attorney with experience in working at my family's law firm and then branching out to own a commercial enterprise in New York, then expanding on my business and legal experience to become a founding member of three law firms and several holding companies. I have been a board of directors' member as well as officer of several profit and not for profit corporations, LLC's and LP's involving real estate, grandparents rights, family law and commercial/residential entities. As a practicing attorney, my professional emphasis has been family law, civil litigation, real estate, estate planning, and...
Matthew B. Landess
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Rio Rancho, NM Estate Planning Attorney with 5 years experience
(505) 892-3607 333 Rio Rancho Drive
Suite 401
Rio Rancho, NM 87174
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Real Estate
University of New Mexico
Gregory Matthew Segura
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Albuquerque, NM Estate Planning Attorney with 7 years experience
(505) 585-5291 7616 Sherwood Dr. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87120
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Family and Probate
University of New Mexico
N. Lynn Perls
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Albuquerque, NM Estate Planning Lawyer with 31 years experience
(505) 891-8918 523 Lomas Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
Dorene A. Kuffer
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ALBUQUERQUE, NM Estate Planning Attorney
(505) 924-1000 500 4TH ST NW STE 250
ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87102
Estate Planning, Elder, Family and Probate
Dorene Kuffer is the senior and principle attorney with over 34 years practicing all aspects of family law in New Mexico and Illinois.

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...
Megan Mares Kalm
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Albuquerque, NM Estate Planning Attorney
(505) 299-5077 8338 Comanche NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Estate Planning
University of New Mexico
Megan is an attorney with Kalm Law Firm, P.C. Her practice focuses on estate planning and on probate. She provides personalized in depth estate planning intended to fit the specific individual desires of her clients.
Betsy Salcedo
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Albuquerque, NM Estate Planning Attorney with 17 years experience
(505) 610-6904 11927 Menaul Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87112
Offers Video ChatEstate Planning, Criminal, Divorce and Probate
Licensed since 2002. 17 years in many areas of law. Local to NM and love helping people.move forward. Call 505 610 6904 for appt or email at willstandwithyou@gmail.com.
Mike Gallegos
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Albuquerque, NM Estate Planning Lawyer with 30 years experience
(505) 266-4822 1604 San Pedro Dr NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Estate Planning, Personal Injury, Probate and Real Estate
Stephen Royce
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Albuquerque, NM Estate Planning Lawyer with 30 years experience
(505) 888-1335 7770 Jefferson Blvd. NE
Suite 102
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Estate Planning, Business, Construction and Personal Injury
Patrick Westerfield
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Los Ranchos, NM Estate Planning Attorney with 29 years experience
(505) 265-5665 7103 4th st NW
Suite O-3
Los Ranchos, NM 87107
Estate Planning, Probate, Real Estate and Tax
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
James Brian Smith
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Albuquerque, NM Estate Planning Attorney with 20 years experience
(505) 843-9292 7850 Jefferson NE
Suite 140
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Real Estate
University of New Mexico
Matthew Jude Bradburn
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Albuquerque, NM Estate Planning Lawyer with 27 years experience
(505) 550-2000 820 2nd St NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Estate Planning, Collections, Probate and Real Estate
Freda Howard McSwane
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Ruidoso, NM Estate Planning Attorney with 17 years experience
(575) 257-1515 1100 Sudderth Dr
Ruidoso, NM 88345
Estate Planning, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Brian Andrew Yapko
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Santa Fe, NM Estate Planning Lawyer with 33 years experience
(503) 593-5955 12 Prairie Crest Dr
Santa Fe, NM 87508
Estate Planning
Loyola Law School
Albuquerque, NM Estate Planning Lawyer with 31 years experience
(505) 821-2346 2604 Rio Orilla Ln NW
Albuquerque, NM 87120
Estate Planning
Albuquerque, NM Estate Planning Attorney with 23 years experience
(505) 888-4357 8012 Pennsylvania Cir NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Estate Planning, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Ruidoso, NM Estate Planning Attorney with 45 years experience
(575) 257-6089 P.O. Box 1579
Ruidoso, NM 88355
Estate Planning
The University of Texas School of Law
Albuquerque, NM Estate Planning Attorney with 29 years experience
(505) 243-1486 500 Marquette Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Estate Planning, Business and Insurance Defense
Albuquerque, NM Estate Planning Attorney with 25 years experience
(505) 248-1300 201 3rd St NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Estate Planning and Tax
Albuquerque, NM Estate Planning Attorney with 47 years experience
(505) 293-7000 3733 Eubank Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Real Estate
Albuquerque, NM Estate Planning Lawyer with 39 years experience
(505) 872-3700 3915 Carlisle Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
Placitas, NM Estate Planning Attorney with 32 years experience
(505) 867-9552 4 Overlook Dr
Placitas, NM 87043
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Tax
Albuquerque, NM Estate Planning Lawyer with 41 years experience
(505) 266-8787 1212 Pennsylvania St NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Albuquerque, NM Estate Planning Lawyer with 40 years experience
(505) 883-4993 4263 Montgomery Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Estate Planning and Tax
Albuquerque, NM Estate Planning Attorney with 26 years experience
(505) 266-5056 401 Alvarado Dr NE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Albuquerque, NM Estate Planning Attorney with 43 years experience
(505) 881-4545 3908 Carlisle Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
Albuquerque, NM Estate Planning Lawyer with 46 years experience
(505) 850-8065 795 Tramway Ln NE
Albuquerque, NM 87122
Estate Planning
Albuquerque, NM Estate Planning Attorney with 52 years experience
(505) 243-4419 300 Central Ave SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Estate Planning, Business, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Albuquerque, NM Estate Planning Lawyer with 36 years experience
(505) 254-0600 1825 San Mateo Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Estate Planning and Tax
Albuquerque, NM Estate Planning Attorney with 50 years experience
(505) 243-6721 2040 4th St NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Estate Planning and Business
Albuquerque, NM Estate Planning Lawyer with 39 years experience
(505) 884-8444 6100 Uptown Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Estate Planning and Business
Albuquerque, NM Estate Planning Attorney with 24 years experience
(505) 907-4684 4317 Boone NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Estate Planning, Business, Construction and Consumer
University of New Mexico School of Law
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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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