Fontana, CA asked in Probate for Puerto Rico

Q: Dad passed 2 years ago,his wife passed6 years ago,willed everything to myself and my sister,left my stepsister out

Is she entitled to claim,in puertorico

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

A: You do not specify to whom was your stepsister related. Neither do you specify when/where both spouses died. Under rule of law, your stepsister would not inherit from her step-parent. Nevertheless, she would inherit from her actual parent. If she was left out of both wills, her parent incurred in preterization, unless her parent stated in his/her Last Will & Testamente the reasons for disinheriting her. Even then, she could attempt to impugn the Will in Puerto Rico courts.

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