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  • Divorce, Personal Injury, Probate ...
  • New Mexico, Federal District of New Mexico
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Lawyer Rating and Reviews
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5.0
Legal Analysis
5.0/5.0
Communication Skills
5.0/5.0
Ethics and Professionalism
5.0/5.0
Christie Coleman
Christie Coleman April 20, 2021
Rating: 10 Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
Great writer and also a great orator and advocate for the clients. Highly ethical.
Client Reviews
Jaime G. April 19, 2023
Ethical, Committed, Kind. Evan represented me in my child custody case, which up until I met him, had been mishandled for years. He came in and with care and confidence began to 'right the ship' of my case. Over time, we won despite the fact that nearly everything was stacked against us. He provided sound legal advice, was very strong and had endurance when it was required. He is smart and personable and explained everything along the way. He is a wonderful writer of legal motions, a confident speaker, an excellent researcher of the law, and is very detail-oriented. He never gave up on my case, even though it spanned several years and was quite difficult. His attention to me as a client never faltered. I walked away with what I needed and wanted in my case. Evan is a very ethical lawyer, he is kind, and truly cares about his clients. I'd highly recommend Evan. He is a good person, and a great lawyer.
Glenn G. March 22, 2023
I highly recommend Evan Woodward as a divorce attorney. Evan is very knowledgeable and experienced with New Mexico law and has a wealth of resources to draw on if needed. He was very courteous & professional, responsive, was a quick study, and was a pleasure to work with during one of the most difficult times in my life. Additionally, most of our correspondence & interaction was over the phone and via email. My initial consultation was a video chat in which we connected immediately. I also had one opportunity to meet with Evan in person, my preferred method of communication, and given that most of our time together was virtual, he was still highly effective and easy to work with. Furthermore, Evan was the second attorney in my divorce. My first attorney only wanted “easy cases” and did not prepare me for what to expect given my 37-year marriage and being the primary breadwinner. Conversely, Evan immediately gave me New Mexico marriage dissolution law and all the case precedents that judges reference during their deliberation and verdict. I may not have liked it or agreed with it, but he prepared me for the inevitable outcome of a lopsided settlement and also that neither party would be happy with the result.
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Biography

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.

Practice Areas
Divorce
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
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
Video Conferencing
  • Virtual Consultation Available
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • 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.
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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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Founder / Attorney
Woodward Law, LLC
Current
Senior Associate
Coleman Law Offices
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The Law Firm of David C. Chavez, LLC
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Second Judicial District Attorney
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Education
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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Awards
Client Reviewed 5.0/5.0
Martindale-Hubbell
Excellent Rating
Avvo
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
2021
Professional Associations
State Bar of New Mexico  # 144629
Member
Current
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New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association
Member
Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Navigating the Ride-Hailing Landscape in Personal Injury Cases
New Mexico Trial Lawyer
Websites & Blogs
Website
Woodward Law Firm Website
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Evan Woodward's Website Profile
Legal Answers
1 Questions Answered
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
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
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Sunday: 9 AM - 5 PM
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