Evan Woodward

Evan Woodward

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  • Divorce, Personal Injury, Probate ...
  • New Mexico, Federal District of New Mexico
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Evan Woodward is a passionate seasoned practitioner. He applies his writing skills, honed after years of journalism, to his Briefs and Motions.

Evan is a cum laude graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Law and received the Excellence in Criminal Law Award from the faculty for his graduating class.

A litigator for over a decade, Evan has successfully conducted numerous jury and bench trials. He is an experienced trial lawyer for his personal injury clients and domestic litigator for his family law clients.

Evan was named a Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2021 & 2022.
His courtroom skills, following years of trial and Plaintiff's work, are an asset to all of his clients.

Finally, Evan has not lost the empathy and understanding that make for a well-rounded authentic client advocate.

University of New Mexico School of Law
J.D. (2012) | Law
Honors: cum laude
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Michigan State University
B.A. (2003)
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Professional Experience
Founder / Attorney
Woodward Law, LLC
Senior Associate
Coleman Law Offices
- Current
The Law Firm of David C. Chavez, LLC
Caruso Law Offices
Law Offices of the Public Defender
Second Judicial District Attorney
The Rothstein Law Firm
Articles & Publications
Navigating the Ride-Hailing Landscape in Personal Injury Cases
New Mexico Trial Lawyer
Client Reviewed 5.0/5.0
Excellent Rating
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Professional Associations
State Bar of New Mexico  # 144629
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New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Mexico
State Bar of New Mexico
ID Number: 144629
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10th Circuit
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Federal District of New Mexico
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  • Contingent Fees
    Attorneys only paid if we settle your case or obtain a verdict in your favor for personal injury Cases. Hourly rates apply to hourly matters.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    We offer competitive hourly rates, retainers and contingencies when compared to similarly situated firms.
Practice Areas
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. My mother passed away last year and I am the successor in interest to the estate but I also have 1 brother.
A: I am sorry that you lost your mother.

The answer to your question depends on the fact scenario involving your mother's Estate at the time of her passing. If your mother died with a valid will - the provisions of the will must be followed. Therefore, whomever inherited the damaged property would be entitled to those insurance benefits/payouts as well as the property itself.

However, if your mother died intestate (without a will) then it becomes a bit more tricky to answer. If your mother was unmarried at the time of her death and died intestate, you and your brother (along with any other siblings) would inherit her Estate equally. NMSA 1978, § 45-2-13. Therefore, you would share in the insurance benefits equally and/or have the option to use them to fix up the property, sell it and split the proceeds evenly.

However, if she was legally married at the time of her death (to your father or anyone else) her spouse at the time of her death is entitled to one quarter of her intestate Estate under NMSA 1978, § 45-2-102(A)(2). Further, they would be entitled to one half of the community property in the marriage. NMSA 1978, § 45-2-102(B). I hope this answers your question and/or gets you headed in the right direction.
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Woodward Law, LLC
503 Slate Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Telephone: (505) 453-3476
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Sunday: 9 AM - 5 PM