Houston, TX asked in Probate and Real Estate Law for Puerto Rico

Q: They purchased 10 acres, My father did not have a will. Co-owner has shown a copy of my father’s death certificate.

They purchased a 10 acre plot of land. The co-owner sold the land without consulting my mother and kept all the profits. My father did not have a will. Before my father death he gave me the legal documents of the property in question, and found out the co-owner has shown my father’s death certificate to the registry of property. Was this transaction of sale legal?

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Rafael  Pagan-Colon
Rafael Pagan-Colon
  • Probate Lawyer
  • San Juan, PR
  • Licensed in Puerto Rico

A: If your father left no will, a declaration of heirs should've been petitioned before the courts. I would highly recommend procuring an in-depth title study of that property and procure the scanned historic foils (pages) of that property, to research how it got sold. I would need to review the legal documents you speak of, to see whether they identify the property's lot number with the Property Registry

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