Philadelphia, PA asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Puerto Rico

Q: Do I need an attorney to file a Declaration of Heirs in Puerto Rico?

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Ramon  Olivencia
Ramon Olivencia
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • San Juan, PR
  • Licensed in Puerto Rico

A: Due to the particularities and legal requirements needed for a Declaration of Heirs in Puerto Rico, an attorney is highly recommended. That way, you can rest assured that the petition is filed correctly before the courts. Any errors could negatively affect the rest of the documents that are typically filed afterward, such as the filings before the Puerto Rico Department of Treasury and, if applicable, the Property Registry. Those likely mistakes would then cost you additional money and time to fix them.

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