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The importance of staying sober while boating

When people consider boating while intoxicated, they may not associate this offense with New Mexico. However, the state does have laws against BUIs and if people want to keep themselves out of trouble, it is important for them to know what this offense consists of and why it is dangerous.

Understanding wills and trusts

Many people in New Mexico put off making any type of estate plan for a variety of reasons. These might include the belief that only older people need a will or a trust. Others might be hesitant to face their own mortality. Still others might simply not understand the various tools available to them. It is important to get educated about these as the fact is that everyone can benefit from some form of estate planning.

Can your spouse sell the family business before the divorce?

Divorce is never an easy situation, but it can definitely become even more complicated when there is a family business involved. Family businesses are the result of lifelong work, and the thought of losing that time and investment can weigh heavily on your mind. Even if the company was started and run by one spouse, it does not mean that the other spouse is not entitled to some portion of its value. Because a family business can be such a valuable asset in a marriage, oftentimes one spouse may try to circumvent compensating the other spouse by selling the business before the divorce is settled. Even if this does occur, it is likely that proceeds from the sale will be awarded to the other spouse.

Heat exposure addressed in proposed legislation

There are many people in New Mexico who work in jobs that require them to be outside. For example, you might work on a construction site, an oil field, on an airport tarmac or some other location in which you are not protected by an indoor, air-conditioned environment. Especially during the summer, this means you are likely exposed to extreme heat for extended periods of time, putting your health at risk.

How can I get a handle on credit card debt?

Credit card debt can get out of hand before you even know it. That's why it's helpful to have a plan of attack in place when attempting to pay down debt and get your life back on track financially. The road ahead is often tough, especially when you're working with a limited income. However, the following tips will help you decrease debt and improve your financial outlook. 

What if a person’s will is unclear?

When you are a party to the estate of a family member or friend in Roswell, you (and other beneficiaries) may likely be willing to do all that you can in order to avoid any disputes (as some may see objections to an estate’s terms as being petty). Yet there may be cases where questions regarding the terms of a will are inevitable. Your loved one may have used language that is overly-ambiguous or unclear. If they were not transparent in their estate planning by actively involving you and other designated beneficiaries (or their chosen personal representative) how are you to know what there intentions were? 

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