Everything You Need to Know about Probate
(Probate is a legal process that takes place after someone passes away)
Judge Bulman will help the citizens of Santa Fe County understand the probate process, so they can better organize their own affairs or carry out the duties of administering the estates of loved ones.
Topics of Discussion: Ways to avoid probate, When you need to file a probate, What is involved in filing a probate proceeding? Should I file in Probate Court or District Court? Do I need an attorney? Can I be appointed as Personal Representative? What does a Personal Representative need to do?
First Term 2015-2018
Shannon Broderick Bulman
Probate Assistant: Frank Fischer (505) 986-6284
The Probate Office is located at the intersection of West Palace and Grant Ave. at the Bokum Bldg.
General Probate Office Hours:
Contact Frank Fischer at the County Clerk's Office (505) 986-6284
Probate Judge Hours:
Monday and Wednesday: 11 a.m. through 3 p.m.
Friday: 1 p.m. through 3 p.m.
Scheduled appointments are recommended.
Probate Cases: $30 (less than 3 years - call about exceptions)
The Probate Court provides packets for $5.00 (Will or No-Will) to the public to aid in filing an Informal Probate Case.