Riverview, FL asked in Estate Planning and Civil Rights for Puerto Rico

Q: My father was married to my mother at the time of her death. She had three prior children before married my dad from

Previous marriage. Together the only had one child which is me. My father is try to sell the house in Puerto Rico my mother didn’t not leave a will. Can her other kids receive money from the sell or no

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Jose M. Rivera Santos
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  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Ponce, PR
  • Licensed in Puerto Rico

A: Greetings:

In a simple explanation. When your mother passed away half of the estate passes to you father and the other half is divided between you and your relatives. In a more technical one, the estate gets divided in half first as we first explained and then it will get evaluated an sorted out through the specifics of the law to determine through a court of law, how much of that will go to every person and if there are any other obligations that need to be taken care of, among other things. It is advisable that you hire an attorney for this process. If you have any other questions feel free to contact us directly.

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