§ 56-9-1 Transfers to prefer creditors; effect; exception of mortgage in good faith
§ 56-9-2 Interested persons may file suit
§ 56-9-3 Parties; order for creditors to appear; publication of notice
§ 56-9-4 Surrender of property to receiver
§ 56-9-5 Distribution of assets; final judgment; appeal
§ 56-9-6 Writ of ne exeat or attachment
§ 56-9-7 Claims of creditors; verification
§ 56-9-8 Voluntary assignment; assignment not operative until execution of bond; action on bond
§ 56-9-9 Failure of assignee to settle estate; suit to compel settlement
§ 56-9-10 Voluntary assignments; acknowledgment and recording
§ 56-9-11 Inventory by assignee
§ 56-9-12 Inventory to be accompanied by affidavit
§ 56-9-13 Appraisement
§ 56-9-14 Oath of appraisers
§ 56-9-15 Filing of appraisement and oath
§ 56-9-16 Compensation of appraisers
§ 56-9-17 Additional property; appraisement
§ 56-9-18 Statement of assignee; bond
§ 56-9-19 Conditions of bond
§ 56-9-20 Recording of bond; filing copies of bond and other papers with county clerk
§ 56-9-21 Approval or rejection of bonds taken in vacation
§ 56-9-22 Failure to give additional bond; revocation of authority
§ 56-9-23 Old bond is valid until new bond approved
§ 56-9-24 Suit on bond
§ 56-9-25 Statement of accounts; time of making; dismissal for failure to make
§ 56-9-26 Notice of filing accounts
§ 56-9-27 Advertising paid by assignee; credit
§ 56-9-28 Adjustment and allowance of demands
§ 56-9-29 Notice of adjusting and allowing demands; publication; procedure; claims not presented
§ 56-9-30 Assignee may administer oaths to witnesses
§ 56-9-31 Rejection of claims
§ 56-9-32 Rejected claim; right to bring action; limitation
§ 56-9-33 Judgments in favor of claimant certified to assignee
§ 56-9-34 Claims of assignee; presentation to court; temporary assignee; allowance or rejection of claim
§ 56-9-35 Failure of assignee to file inventory or give bond; citation to show cause
§ 56-9-36 Dismissal of assignee
§ 56-9-37 Insolvency or removal of security on bond
§ 56-9-38 Appointment of new assignee
§ 56-9-39 Dismissal of assignee; delivery of papers, moneys and effects
§ 56-9-40 Sale of property; order of court; bond of assignee
§ 56-9-41 Time for payment of claims; notice; refusal to pay; penalty; dismissal
§ 56-9-42 Assignee to give information as to condition of estate
§ 56-9-43 Petition for relief against assignee; citation; procedure
§ 56-9-44 Exempt property not included in assignment
§ 56-9-45 Prior liens not affected
§ 56-9-46 Attachment not to issue after assignment
§ 56-9-47 Preferences inure to benefit of all creditors alike
§ 56-9-48 Discharge; application by assignee; notice; contents of petition
§ 56-9-49 Hearing and determination of application for discharge
§ 56-9-50 Appeals from final judgment
§ 56-9-51 Bad or doubtful debts; sale or compromise; release of rights; report; notice; objections
§ 56-9-52 Compensation of assignee and counsel
§ 56-9-53 Compensation of assignee as counsel
§ 56-9-54 Permission to assign moneys due from state or subdivision; procedure and limitations
§ 56-9-55 Written notices of assignment required

Terms Used In New Mexico Statutes > Chapter 56 > Article 9

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Attorney-at-law: A person who is legally qualified and licensed to practice law, and to represent and act for clients in legal proceedings.
  • Chambers: A judge's office.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.