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Q: For a will, Must the parent include all the children in the will

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2 Lawyer Answers
Naomi Jusino
Naomi Jusino
  • Ponce, PR
  • Licensed in Puerto Rico

A: Dear Reader,

The answer in first hand is yes.

A reason to exclude children is that the Testator disinherit a child in the will. If not, the Will can be contested.

Ramon  Olivencia
Ramon Olivencia
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • San Juan, PR
  • Licensed in Puerto Rico

A: In PR, children are considered to be "forced heirs". That is, for them to be "disinherited" in a will, there must be a specific valid reason under one of the causes provided by law. Make sure that this is done via a local attorney.

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