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Losing a loved one is difficult, but making any sort of legal claim after a relative has passed is even more difficult. 

New Mexico follows the Uniform Probate Code and the Probate process can help people make claims resulting from injuries or property damage resulting from the Hermits Creek Calf Canyon Fires and Floods, on behalf of a deceased individual. Even if they were not killed as a result of the fire, surviving family members may be eligible to make a claim after they follow the New Mexico Probate process. This process is known as “probate.”

What is Probate?

Probate is when the ...

New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas publicly requested the federal government appoint a New Mexico attorney (or possibly a retired judge) to oversee the claims process regarding the Hermit’s Peak/Calf Canyon Fire Assistance Act.

The federal law, made in response to historic wildfires that destroyed more than 300,000 acres of national forest, wilderness and private lands, made $3.95 billion available to individuals and businesses that suffered loss as a result of the fires/floods.

The billions of dollars set aside by the government is intended to help people rebuild ...

The fires and floods in New Mexico made national news. The immediate effects of the devastation – the destruction of homes, the damage to forests and roadways, etc., have been covered by news outlets nationwide. However, the impact of these fires is long term, and many communities affected by the fires will continue to be impacted for the foreseeable future.  In Northern New Mexico, one of the most unique – and serious – impacts has been the destruction of the acequias.

An acequia is a community-owned watercourse used for irrigation. In New Mexico, there are more than 800 of them and ...

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