Court of Wills, Estates & Probate

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Public Terminal Currently Out of Service

The public terminal that the public can use to view filed documents at the Bernalillo County Court of Wills, Estate & Probate is currently out of service. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Probate Court Processing Probate Cases

The Probate Court is closed to the public but it hosting all required forms online, or residents can call the court and receive a forms package through the mail.

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Court of Wills, Estates and Probate Reopening on Limited Basis Beginning April 20

The court will remain closed to the public, but it will be accepting new probate cases by mail or e-mail for Intestate (no will) probates.

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Video of Judge Carbon-Gaul Swearing In

You can see the video of new Bernalillo County Probate Judge Cristy J. Carbon Gaul being sworn in on Jan. 1, 2019.

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Probate Judge Carbon-Gaul Sworn in Jan. 1

Five Bernalillo County elected officials were sworn into office Jan. 1, 2019 at the Hiland Theater in Albuquerque.

Welcome to the Court of Wills, Estate and Probate

Probate is the court process to obtain the legal authority to act on behalf of the estate of a person who has died.

Welcome to the Court of Wills, Estate and Probate

Probate Process

These informational brochures will help guide you through the probate process.

Case Lookup

Click here to search Probate Court case docket information from 1964 to now.

About the Probate Forms

Click here for a listing of probate forms you may need.
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