About Us

Providing comprehensive estate planning and elder law,  because what matters is quality of life, not just what happens when you die. 

Our Story

Our Vision

Helping You from our New Mexico and Idaho offices 

Vern and Josh have been friends for many years. Both of them have had a great deal of success and experience in and out of the courtroom. Throughout their time in law, they have both been accredited as honest, hardworking lawyers who put their client’s best interest in mind. Each case is thoroughly researched and prepared with a clear plan of action for each person.

Our office is now serving the Treasure Valley area in Idaho, including the areas of Boise, Nampa, and Meridian. Our New Mexico office will continue to serve the Albuquerque, Los Lunas, and Belen areas. Estate Planning is vital no matter where you live, and we are prepared to help you protect your legacy. We will continue to assist those from out of state who need help with their properties or the estates in New Mexico or Idaho.

Our Company Mission


To help our clients prepare for the event of incapacity or death and care for their assets now.


Meet Our Team


H Vern Payne

H Vern Payne

Attorney at Law
Licensed in New Mexico

Vern Payne obtained his Doctorate from the University of New Mexico Law School in 1964 and was admitted to practice law in New Mexico over 55 years ago. 

He has represented thousands of clients through his years of practice in many different areas of law. At this time, he no longer goes to court for his clients, but he practices in the areas of law that do not require a courtroom presence. This includes estate planning, real estate law, and other matters.

Joshua J Jimenez

Joshua J Jimenez

Attorney at Law
Licensed in New Mexico and Idaho

Joshua Joe Jimenez was born and raised in New Mexico. He graduated from Rio Grande High School and went on to attend the University of New Mexico and Brigham Young University, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Economics. He received his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Idaho School of Law in 2010 and was licensed as a member of the New Mexico Bar that same year. He is licensed to practice in federal court and in the State of Idaho.


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