Brooklyn, NY asked in Real Estate Law and Products Liability for Puerto Rico

Q: Hello, If a house in Puerto Rico is under both spouses name and one dies do the children get part of the property.

House was purchased under 2 peoples names, they each have children from prior marriages and children together , what happens if one dies ?

1 Lawyer Answer

A: Puerto Rican law is based on the old Spanish codes and is nothing like American law. You need to speak with a local lawyer there. Act quick. The phrase possession is nine tenths of the law applies most heavily in places like Puerto Rico.

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