Q: My uncle gave his parents money to buy a house. They passed away my mother lived in it until she passed away 12/2018.
My uncle want to become the sole owner of house. He has two other brothers who are not interested in the property.
The house is located in Vega Alta, Puerto Rico.
What steps do he have to take in order to put the house in his name?
Please help, everyone I ask say I need a lawyer from Puerto Rico. My uncle lives in New Jersey.
Desperately seeking help
A: As the property in question is located in Puerto Rico, the answers to any questions concerning the property will be decided in accordance with the laws of Puerto Rico and not in accordance with NJ law. If the question is whether the giving of money was a valid gift and related questions a NJ attorney would be a good source of information especially if the lawyer is also a member of the Puerto Rico bar.
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