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Edward W. Lovato

Estate planning Attorney at Rio Rancho, NM

4.7   13 reviews
  • Licensed for 6 years
    State NM
    Acquired 2017
    Status
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About Edward

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Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    75%
    Estate planning is the creation of a definite plan for managing your wealth while you’re alive and distributing it after your death. It is accomplishing your personal and family goals and easing the management of your financial and legal affairs.

  2. Medicaid and medicare
    15%

  3. Probate
    10%

Edward W. Lovato is a New Mexico native. After graduating from Rio Rancho High School, Edward joined the Marines and served 13 years on active duty in the enlisted and officer ranks, including tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. Edward founded the Rio Rancho law firm of Lovato Law, P.C. in 2017 and he oversees a practice devoted to providing clients with the best in estate planning and elder law. Edward attended the University of New Mexico where he earned both his Bachelor of Business Administration and his Juris Doctor (law) degrees.

Edward remains active in his local community by volunteering on two non-profit boards: New Mexico Veterans Integration Centers, and AMIKids Sandoval, where he serves as Chairman of the Board. Edward lives in Rio Rancho with his wife and two children.

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Location

Lovato Law, PC
661 Quantum Rd. NE
Suite 10
Rio Rancho, NM, 87124

Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
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Posted by Jim | March 13, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Trust revisions
I was very pleased with my work with ED and John. Very refreshing after my most recent experience with Morris-Hall. Ed was helpful and helped me navigate issues to revise my Trust.
Posted by Mike | February 2, 2023
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Preparation of Will
We had wills and supporting documents prepared for us. Everything was handled to our complete satisfaction.
Posted by David | May 28, 2022
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Consultation
I met with Mr. Lovato for a consultation. The staff and Mr Lovato we’re very friendly and helpful. My case was reviewed and although he was not retained for his services, Mr. Lovato was able to refer me to a few attorneys who would be the type of representation I would need. Thank you for your assistance!
Posted by Ife | January 5, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Great Experience; Excellent Service
We contacted Mr. Lovato and his law firm after attending, a Zoom that he offered on Estate Planning. We were impressed with his presentation and Mission as to why he felt so strongly about assisting families and Couples with Estate Planning. We retained Mr. Lovato to prepare our Wills, Advance Directive, Power of Attorney, as well as our final wishes after we die. We were involved in every step of the planning and preparation. Mr. Lovato personally met with us via Zoom 4 or 5 times. The fees were appropriate we felt to the amount of work that was involved. Our last meeting was at the Lovato law office, for signing. witnessing and Notarization. Mr. Lovato's staff is very professional and accommodating. We would recommend this Law office to anyone wanting to do their Estate planning.
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Posted by Frank | April 26, 2021
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Mr.
Mr. Lovato answered all my questions regarding elder care and estate planning. It’s wonderful to have someone listen. He took his time and showed on a pad what all the estate plans mean. I recommend him highly.
Posted by Mary C. | September 16, 2020
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Updating My Will
Mr. Lovato has been very helpful in explaining what needed to be included in my will. After a period of time I found it necessary to modify the original. Again we discussed the change and he quickly provided me a draft. I’m very pleased with the work performed by Mr. Lovato. Should I need legal advise again, I will definitely seek his council.
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Posted by anonymous | September 3, 2020
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Family Practice
Edward was very thorough in explaining the process, options, and his experiences which helped me make more informed decisions. He cared more about me and what I wanted then just wasting time to get paid. I’m now looking forward in working with him on my Estate Planning.
Posted by Billie | April 5, 2020
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Fantastic Estate Planner
Ed and Jess did a fantastic job guiding us through the process of creating an estate plan. We are relieved to know that our wishes will be followed if anything ever happens to either of us.
Posted by Cathy C | January 8, 2020
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Highly Recommended
Mr. Lovato has gone above and beyond for me. I have received invaluable information from him and he has given me piece of mind in what has been a confusing situation for me.
Posted by Ofelia | October 10, 2019
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consolation
Thank You MR.Lovato, for your consolation visit with me. You were most helpful in making my concerns at ease. I am most graceful to you. I will call again should I need you in the future. Ofelia
Posted by David | March 5, 2019
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Child support case
Mr Lovato is amazing. He is very knowledgeable in the field of family law. He helped me through this process and gave me piece of mind! He is professional and really cares about his clients.
Posted by Heidi | January 23, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Civil
We consulted with Edward Lovato regarding a pending case. He did his research before meeting with us, and familiarized himself with the case so he was ready and prepared to answer any questions we had. He was clear and thorough on his advice to us. We felt confident in our future decisions after meeting with him.
Posted by anonymous | December 15, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Don't use this Lawyer unless you want your life ruined
I hired Ed in Sept of 2018 to help me with some Child Support issues and with visitation as my Ex was withholding my child from me. I should of fired him a month later because basically all he did was bankrupt me. So far it has cost me 8,500 for literally nothing. Had a court date last month, not much happened as the Judge (I think) was sick or something. Tues of this week, I had another court date. Ed called me the day before asking for all my pay stubs from my employer. I was on the road heading home from out of state. Then, in the AM, HOURS before court, he asked for my taxes. Those were not readily available for me to get and when I told him that he got nasty with me saying something about court being in a few hours and he needed it. I would think he would of asked for these documents days or a week or so prior. I asked him if I needed to bring an important witness that actually came to the cancelled court date, and he said no it wasn't needed. Well guess what. It WAS needed. in fact when we went outside the courtroom to talk and I said this person needed to be there he said "your right and that's on me". Now due to Ed not being prepare I could be owing monies I don't owe. This will ruin me financially not to mention the 8500 he already got, for literally a couple motions and a bunch of emails. Heed my warning and do NOT use this atty. He is rude, and could care less about you and will only give you an attitude instead of a little understanding. Emotions are high in these situations with regards to family issues and you won't get anything from Ed.
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Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Lovato Law, P.C.
  • 2017 - Present

Education

  • University of New Mexico School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2017
  • University of New Mexico
  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 2010

Associations

  • American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • AMI Kids Sandoval
  • Chairman
  • 2019 - Present
  • Rio Rancho Planning & Zoning Board
  • Commissioner
  • 2019 - Present
  • State Bar of New Mexico
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • New Mexico Veterans Integration Center
  • Board of Directors
  • 2017 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021

Speaking Engagements

  • Legacy Wealth Planning Public Educational Seminar
  • Legacy Wealth Planning
  • 2020

Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
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Estate planning Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I would trust Ed Lovato with my family's estate planning needs if they lived in New Mexico. Ed is a consummate professional who knows the law and produces instruments and documents that are unmatched in the area. More importantly, however, Ed is a caring, compassionate, family man who treats everyone he meets like one of the family. Ed demonstrates a strong commitment to his community through free estate planning educational outreach and served his (our) country as a proud Marine. He now serves his clients with the same dedication."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Other
"Mr. Lovato is a smart, thoughtful, and innovative attorney. He is an excellent resource for anyone needing assistance with estate planning. His excellence shines in his commitment to helping his clients. I endorse Mr. Lovato's firm with great assurance."
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Rio Rancho Estate planning Lawyer Edward W. Lovato
Edward W. Lovato
Estate planning Attorney
Rio Rancho, NM
Licensed for 6 years