Hampton, VA asked in Consumer Law and Probate for Puerto Rico

Q: My mother passed away leaving no assets but a $20,000 credit card bill.Under PR Law do her children inherit that debt?

Two of her adult children reside in Puerto Rico, and three reside inside the continental United States.

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Miraisy Molina-Ruiz
Miraisy Molina-Ruiz
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • San Juan
  • Licensed in Puerto Rico

A: Yes. under PR law, heirs inherit both assets as well as debts. In this case, and with the information provided, I would suggest the heirs to resign their right to inherit. You should consult with an attorney since there are deadlines involved.

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