I did the claim de Herrederos after my father passed and I think a ‘Plano de certification y mensura’ may have been done on the property when it was surveyed by an engineer and whole description was filed with the paperwork. Unless it is a separate or different process? don’t know if that... Read more »
answered on Mar 24, 2023
Your description contains confusing information about the multiple steps required for an inheritance to be correctly transferred to the heirs. Given the specialized nature of estate law in Puerto Rico, hiring an attorney to do this for you is highly recommended. If everything is correct, a licensed... Read more »
A year ago my deceased parents' property in Puerto Rico was transferred in a Resolucion document to myself and my 5 siblings. I want to relinquish my ownership to one of my siblings or if not possible to have the remaining 5 siblings take equal portions of my ownership. I do not want to be an... Read more »
answered on Dec 3, 2022
That "resolution" you mention must be examined to ensure precisely what it entails. In general, however, the process to relinquish or renounce an inheritance will depend on the year of the passing, given that there is a new recent Civil Code in effect. For instance, if the passing was... Read more »
I am trying to secure title insurance on a Florida parcel of land I purchased in 2008 from the heirs of a deceased resident of Puerto Rico. He deceased in 2000. I have the declaration of heirs and each of the heirs signed my deed. The title insurance company is requesting either a Florida mini... Read more »
answered on Oct 12, 2022
Indeed, if you are not familiar with doing government transactions in PR, it could be very difficult, if not impossible, particularly if you are outside of the island. We have inherited a complex system from our Spanish ancestors, which, combined with our current colonial reality, all contribute to... Read more »
No will or anything
answered on Sep 17, 2022
No, she cannot sell the house without involving their children. Assuming that the house was bought by both grandparents, your grandmother owns only half of the property, since the other half is to be divided among his children.
If he passed away after the new Civil Code of November 2020,... Read more »
Assets. Do I have to go to Puerto Rico to receive my money?
answered on Nov 17, 2022
No, you don´t have to come to PR to receive your money. Instead, you need to hire a Puerto Rico probate or inheritance attorney to do all the paperwork for you.
So I repeat. No will. No death certificate. I'm a grand child so apparently not entitled to one. How do I find out who the executor is?
answered on Aug 15, 2022
An attorney should be able to get you the death certificate and find out who the executor is if indeed you appear as the beneficiary on the will.
I know i am a beneficairy, but I don't have the will, and It says i am not entitled to the death certificate. I just want to reach the executor of my grandfather's estate cause they know I am a beneficiary and will tell me what I need to know. How do I find out who it is?
answered on Aug 12, 2022
If the person passed away in Puerto Rico and you are a beneficiary, an attorney should be able to obtain the death certificate for you, as well as a copy of the will.
All other assets are in and our permanent residence is in FL. The House in Puerto Rico is owned Jointly (JTWRS) with my wife. Per the FL will/revocable trust, my wife will inherit everything but if/when she passes, our three kids will inherit the assets equally, including the PR house. We... Read more »
answered on Mar 21, 2022
Typically, inheritance or probate norms vary depending on where the real estate assets are located. In the case of Puerto Rico, specific inheritance laws are in effect. You need to have a PR-licensed attorney look into your estate, given that we have what is called "forced heirs". The... Read more »
answered on Mar 6, 2022
It´s impossible to give you a straight answer without looking at the will. It will also depend on when he passed away, assuming he did already. You should consult with a probate or inheritance attorney.
The house is paid off. All taxes up to date to CRIM. Do I need to travel to PR to do the transfer?
answered on Mar 3, 2022
A donation deed will need to be prepared by an attorney. You do not need to travel to PR as this can be done remotely via Powers of Attorneys for both you and your niece, in case she is not in PR. Basically, both parties or their respective representatives will need to sign the deed.
answered on Dec 30, 2021
As you can see from the detailed answer provided by colleague Pagán-Colon, there are a number of legal steps to be taken in order to work on your uncle´s inheritance. In short, if your uncle was single, did not leave a will and did not have any children, then the heirs will be his parents, but if... Read more »
answered on Nov 19, 2021
A Power of Attorney for a real estate closing in Puerto Rico must include the details from the property as they appear on the Property Registry of Puerto Rico, along with the property tax number. Therefore, you need to contact a PR-licensed attorney to make sure everything is done according to the... Read more »
My father's eldest brother, who was unmarried with no children, passed away in 2016, leaving behind property & bank accounts. My father buried his brother and he and I began the process of Declaration of Inheritance, with a Lawyer in PR, from New York, where we live. My father paid the... Read more »
answered on Aug 15, 2021
I don't know what happened with your dad's attorney, but that kind of situation could be easily researched. First, by making sure that the attorney is still in office, that is, if he has not passed away or perhaps migrated, as happened with a number of colleagues particularly after... Read more »
answered on Jun 8, 2021
No, it can only be done in PR. However, she could give a Power of Attorney to someone in PR, but via a local attorney to make sure that the applicable laws are followed.
answered on Feb 24, 2021
It is short for "Sucesión" or, in English, "Estate". It means that the proprietor passed away so the current owners are the heirs.
How could he had done that according to the paper in his name is on the house not my name or my other brother how could take him to court plus my parents were in a nursing home here in Bronx.
My sis in law is saying that if I go near her property she will call the police.
answered on Nov 25, 2020
If your parents did not leave a will, which is the overwhelming number of cases, then that is legally impossible to have happened. In particular, if the inheritance transfer process was indeed completed, the Property Registry will actually require and verify the Declaration of Heirs and can only... Read more »
What steps do I need to take now to sell the house and what are the fees associated with this?
answered on Oct 26, 2020
It´s difficult to offer an estimate without first looking at the details of your case, particularly the will and the details of the real estate. There are a number of steps to take by the attorney, which, in a nutshell, are: 1) validation of the will, 2) Inheritance Estate Form with the PR... Read more »
answered on Oct 23, 2020
You can obtain a copy via the courts at the same town/city where he lived or had his main real estate property, if any.
I have siblings, are they entitled to our mother’s portion?
answered on Oct 5, 2020
Yes, your siblings are entitled to the mother´s portion. If you have paid the taxes, then you can arrange with them for a credit on your behalf. It is important that inheritances be transferred and finished promptly to avoid the possibility of extra taxes or problems related to the passing of time.
My grandmother estate was finally completed and told that Judge put my portion of the inheritance Into court system till I collect. I live in the states and it’s a pandemic so I can’t fly to P.R. to collect inheritance and I do not have money for a lawyer plus I don’t even know how I would... Read more »
answered on Sep 1, 2020
You need to hire an attorney, particularly since you don’t know the intricacies of our court system and you are from out of state. Besides, if you will be getting some moneys then it will be wise to
use a portion of it to pay for legal services. After all, it’s not that straightforward... Read more »
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