Q: My father only recognized my apparent sister verbally. Would her participation even
be relevant during the declaration of heirs? Thank you for your reply. Greatly appreciate it.
The Puerto Rico Civil Code stipulates that a parent may recognize a child by any means; and, should the parent die, his/her heirs may recognize the sibling.
I’m assuming that your late father expressed his recognition of your sister to you. If so, even in the existence of a Will, I would advise that the matter be brought before the court so that the court addresses the matter of affiliation before confirming a declaration of heirs.
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