They are being told that they if they want to inherit the condo that there is a law saying they would have to take over the debt that’s owed in it, or if it’s paid off they could divide what it is worth, but no one will tell them if he owes or if it was paid off. Is there a legal reason for this?
The rule of law in Puerto Rico grants you a full year after your purchase of the real estate property, to request the courts to evict the people who have invaded your property. Also, the seller may be responsible for clearing the property out before the sale. You may need to bring him/her/they into...Read more »
Good afternoon. As a general rule, Puerto Rico courts procure that guardians of orphaned minors reside within the jurisdiction of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; unless no other alternative guardians are available to care for the minor. A custody case requires that close kin be present at the...Read more »
He lives in PR and we live in NY. He told me he wants to give us his home when he passes. How do we go about doing so? He sick right now. Do he have to do a will? Do we call an attorney? What are our steps to be able to do so?
My Mom went to the courts and filed all proper paperwork and received all the documents needed for the bank to release the accounts. They told her they wouldn't be able to release them for two months! Why would they keep these accounts frozen for two months? She already provided proof of heirs... Read more »
Three years renting house in Puerto Rico. First year, there was a lease. Three months before expiration I informed landlord that I would be renewing the lease for another year per lease agreement. Have not signed a new lease, continued to inform three months before lease anniversary that I would... Read more »
I am being ordered to fly from California to NY to sign documents and turn over my portion of the inheritance to him/them. I have asked for documentation repeatedly and he refuses to give me anything not even verbal information about the matter and now he is threatening to abandoned my father, not... Read more »
First off, blackmailing you into resigning your inheritance is illegal. If your siblings have denied you access to documentation pertaining to your mother's estate (assuming that she died in Puerto Rico), you have the right to request said documents through the Puerto Rico Courts, by way if an...Read more »
To be able to deal with their insurance, bills and bank I have been asked several times if I have any documents that deemed me responsible legally for them. I'm not sure what the process is to do so and the responsibilities that come with the title of legal guardian.
The Puerto Rico Civil Codes has a presumption that every adult is legally capable of managing his/her own affairs. Thus, getting to be designated as a tutor before Puerto Rico courts entails legally incapacitating your grandmother and grand-uncle. Doing so must be achieved in separate cases....Read more »
To bring more clarity to the peculiarities of the incident, there are a lot of factors around the criminal procedure, like interviews, discovery and investigation to be able to find out the facts of your case. And what really happened.
Can I be sued for breaking said contract prior to the end of lease? The contract itself has no written penalty for a tenant breaking the lease stipulated. It only cites reasons for expulsion from the property based on certain criteria such as noise complaints, 1 day late rent payment or other... Read more »
My father passed away in Puerto Rico in 1991. He had no will or estate. He has unclaimed property in NJ USA. How do I get like a surrogate's certificate, letters of admin., or letters of testamentary if he had no will or estate. I don't know if PR has a small state affidavit. Can you... Read more »
They are asking her to paid 12 to 15K on a 80k sell. They are saying because she was out of the island and the house was empty she has to paid that amount. I'm under the impression that this too much for a 80K transaction. What is the correct sale taxes that she was to paid on the sale?
My father's eldest brother, who was unmarried with no children, passed away in 2016, leaving behind property & bank accounts. My father buried his brother and he and I began the process of Declaration of Inheritance, with a Lawyer in PR, from New York, where we live. My father paid the... Read more »
I don't know what happened with your dad's attorney, but that kind of situation could be easily researched. First, by making sure that the attorney is still in office, that is, if he has not passed away or perhaps migrated, as happened with a number of colleagues particularly after...Read more »
My mother is 78 years old and cannot care for herself. I pay for all the bills and expenses. My question is, is there any financial assistance available, through guardianship that I can apply for and how do I get this financial asistance in order to be able to pay the bills and all other expenses?... Read more »
Your mother can request government assistance to get food, try to qualify for medical assistance through medicaid and other services for the elderly through the local ombudsman offices as well as other government agencies that help the elderly.
I suggest that you ASK A QUESTION in Justia > Ask a Lawyer > Puerto Rico > Traffic Tickets instead of Justia > Ask a Lawyer > Florida > Traffic Tickets. Most Florida attorneys, who answer the questions here, know very little about Puerto Rican law. And again, when you ask it...Read more »
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