Q: What steps are required to transfer everything into mine and sister's names if mother recently passed w/o a will?
Must the lawyer have copies of checking/saving account info, etc. to complete this process? Can you give an approximate cost to complete the process? I have been told a wide variety of costs and am quite confused about this whole process.
If your mother passed without a will, and if she left estate in Puerto Rico, you will need to initiate a process of Declaration of Heirs. For this process you will need to file a Petition in the court with jurisdiction, present evidence of the Death Certificate, if she was married a Marriage Certificate and birth Certificate of all the heirs. After you receive the Resolution from the Court you will need to file some documents in the Department of Treasury and as after a few procedures you will be able to make final step of transferring the properties to the heirs.
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