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Honoring New Mexico's social workers

Empowering New Mexico’s Social Workers

As social work month, March is a great time to honor social workers and consider how to address the significant challenges New Mexico social work students face due to unpaid fieldwork requirements, which impact their financial stability and mental health.

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Adding child to home's deed in estate planning. Two people reviewing and signing a deed.

The Pitfalls of Adding a Child to Your Home’s Deed

While adding a child to your home’s deed might seem straightforward to manage your estate, it’s fraught with potential problems and complications. This article reviews the implications and alternatives to adding a child to your home’s deed, with the goal of ensuring your estate plan is effective, efficient, and aligned with your long-term intentions.

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A daughter and father learning about the difference between guardianship and conservatorship

What’s the Difference Between Guardianship and Conservatorship?

Understanding the difference between guardianship and conservatorship is crucial for protecting the interests of those unable to make decisions for themselves. Whether you are planning for the future or seeking immediate assistance, take appropriate steps to ensure that your loved ones are cared for, and your estate is managed according to your wishes.

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A family learning about why planning for minor children is important

Show Love for Your Family with an Estate Plan

Estate planning for minor children is a fundamental responsibility of parenthood. It ensures that children are cared for and financially secure, regardless of the future. By following these guidelines and regularly reviewing their estate plans, parents can have peace of mind knowing that their children’s futures are well protected.

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A couple packing up a house so that they can Liquidate Assets after a Death

How to Liquidate Assets after a Loved One’s Death

Liquidating assets after death involves converting the decedent’s properties into cash which could include selling real estate, stocks, or personal items. This guide provides a clear overview of the steps an executor of an estate would take before and during liquidating assets of a loved one.

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A Las Cruces Elderly woman who needs protection from Guardianship Abuse

Protecting Las Cruces Elders from Guardianship Abuse

Guardianship can lead to significant abuses, including loss of autonomy and financial exploitation. It’s important to know that for elderly incapacitated patients without family, hospitals often initiate guardianship proceedings that can lead to inappropriate guardian appointments. However, advance planning, such as establishing durable powers of attorney, helps prevent guardianship abuses.

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