New Mexico Self-Proving Affidavit Form

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The New Mexico self-proving affidavit form is a document attached to a last will and testament that attests to the validity of the will. The testator, after creating his/her will, can have it self-proved in order for the instrument to be processed faster in probate court after they die. Normally, the court will call upon the witnesses involved in the executing of the will to confirm that the will is legitimate and was executed in accordance with State law. However, with a self-proving affidavit attached to said will, it will move through probate without the witnesses having to be contacted. A notarized affidavit also makes it more difficult for the beneficiaries to challenge the will in any way. A self-proving affidavit must be signed by the testator and two (2) witnesses in the presence of a notary public, who will then sign the document and stamp their official seal thereon.

Last Will and Testament – A document prepared by an individual with the intent of distributing their estate after they die in accordance with their wishes.

Laws§ 45-2-504

Signing Requirements – 2 Witnesses and a Notary Public

How to Write

Step 1 – Download the affidavit in Adobe (.pdf), Microsoft Word (.docx), or Open Document Text (.odt) format.

Step 2 – The first five (5) empty fields must be filled in with the following pieces of information:

  • Testator’s Name
  • Current Day
  • Current Month
  • Current Year
  • Testator’s Signature

Step 3 – Next, the Witnesses must complete the second portion of the form by providing their Names and Signatures as well as the State and County in which the document was executed.

Step 4 – The ‘Notary Acknowledgment’ section is to be completed by the Notary Public after having observed the signatures of the other three (3) parties. The Notary must enter the following information into the fields as highlighted in the image below:

  • Testator Name
  • Witness #1 Name
  • Witness #2 Name
  • Current Date
  • Notary Signature
  • Official capacity of officer
  • Official seal


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