Q: Can probate happen 60yrs after death? Is there a process to determine land ownership in PR? What of multiple heirs?
My wife's dad passed in '95- there was no probate cause she thought he had no assets. Her mom recently passed & discover pat-gf left 2 properties in PR to her dad & his 6 siblings (gf passed '80). Have copy of will. Her dad was holdout on liquidating & apparently never signed over power of attorney (several letters from family & lawyers urging him to do so). Found assessments for both properties ('81) & copy of her dad's "speed letter" to Dept of Treasury in San Juan PR requesting to pay all back taxes on the property (as of '85)- don't know if that happened but would that give him credit for additional percentage?
2 other letters found: letter ('85) from her father's aunt (her pat-gf's sister) claiming there was a 8-900 meters that did "not appear registered in the name of anyone, secondly that since -name- died no contributions are paid, thirdly that a declaration of heirship had to be made."
Also letter from someone signing as wife's dad's daughter from prior relationship.
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