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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Puerto Rico on
Q: If I write a contract and the other person signs it, is it valid, even if an attorney didn't write it?
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Naomi Jusino answered on Jan 8, 2017

Yes. In Puerto Rico, contracts are not required to be sign or sworn before a Notary Public to be valid.

1 Answer | Asked in Nursing Home Abuse for Puerto Rico on
Q: I think my grandmother may be being abused in her nursing home. What are some common signs I should look for?
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Naomi Jusino answered on Jan 8, 2017

Signs of abuse: skin marks, blues, poor hygiene, malnutrition.

In Puerto Rico we have a Letter of Rights of the elderly that can be found in law 121.

1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims for Puerto Rico on
Q: Does the person I want to sue in small claims court have to live in the same city that the court is located in?
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Naomi Jusino answered on Jan 8, 2017

In Puerto Rico, when you have a claim (collection) for $15,000 or less, you have to file the claim in the City of residence of the defendant.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Puerto Rico on
Q: If a police officer wanted me to sign a traffic ticket and I refused, what might happen?
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Naomi Jusino answered on Jan 8, 2017

Nothing, you are not required to sign any traffic ticket in Puerto Rico.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Puerto Rico on
Q: Who is at fault if two cars hit each other a a four way stop - we both went at the same time.
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Naomi Jusino answered on Jan 11, 2017

Probably the insurance company will work the case under the assumption that there was negligence of both parties.

It will depend on the police accident report.

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2 Answers | Asked in Products Liability for Puerto Rico on
Q: Do product warnings always absolve a seller or manufacturer from liability if a consumer is hurt? Are there exceptions?
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Naomi Jusino answered on Jan 11, 2017

A manufacturer may be liable either because it fails to take adequate measures to communicate warnings to the user or for a failure to provide a warning that is not adequate to alert the user to the product of a potential hazard. The doctrine of absolute responsibility requires the manufacturer of... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Real Estate Law, Land Use & Zoning and Probate for Puerto Rico on
Q: Does one need a signed affidavit from a lawyer to transfer name of ownership on a burial plot when owner has died?

My grandfather bought burial plots for him and my grandmother in the 80's in Puerto Rico. My grandfather passed away 2012 in Puerto Rico. My grandmother passed away two days ago in Puerto Rico. When I went to the cemetery in PR to make arrangements for my grandmother, I was told I need a... Read more »

Naomi Jusino
Naomi Jusino answered on Oct 31, 2016

Yes, is true.

In Puerto Rico, when a person passes away, if he/she didn't made a Will, the heirs will need to make a Declaration of Heirs. As the process takes time, the cemetery will require an affidavit establishing who are heirs of the person and that they authorize the use of the burial plot.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Rights and Education Law for Puerto Rico on
Q: Do you know of any case about Homeschooling recently?

I would like to know if there is any recent case about a violation to the right of the parents to homeschool their children.

Naomi Jusino
Naomi Jusino answered on Oct 31, 2016

No, in Puerto Rico there is no recent case.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Puerto Rico on
Q: I wanted to know if someone can help me with an employment lawyer that has jurisdiction in Puerto Rico.

Preferably from Florida.

Naomi Jusino
Naomi Jusino answered on Sep 22, 2016

Hi,

You need an employment lawyer? We can help.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Real Estate Law and Probate for Puerto Rico on
Q: How do I go about getting myself removed as the executor of an estate in PR after my brother has already passed?

I was named as executor, but want nothing to do with the estate. My brother has five children; however, one is handicapped and under the guardianship of my brother's ex-wife.

Naomi Jusino
Naomi Jusino answered on Sep 15, 2016

I will need more information of the case. But in general, in Puerto Rico for resign your part of the inheritance or the executor designation it has to be thru a public document before a Notary Public. If you are out of Puerto Rico and not willing to visit the Island for this purpose, you can give a... Read more »

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