Asked in Probate for Puerto Rico

Q: My father in law perished during hurricane Maria on the island of culebra. There was No will and there is property

The sister has mental and addiction issues and the brother (my common law husband) is indigent. Can we start the process ourselves wo a probate lawyer ... we have no money to hire one

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1 Lawyer Answer

Ramon Olivencia, Esq.

  • Probate Lawyer
  • San Juan, PR
  • Licensed in Puerto Rico

A: Yes you can. However, given the complexity of inheritance laws, particularly if you don´t live here or you don´t speak Spanish, it is highly recommended that you hire a lawyer, one that perhaps won´t charge you up front. In the long run, you will realize that for the amount of work, details and tasks to be done, that this was the right thing to do.

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