I have no income, but have about $20,000 from a settlement from when i got fired for being pregnant. The spiteful father who has always been angry that i left him, won custody solely because my sons life is in PR. He keeps demanding more and more money and when i said no he filed for child support.... Read more »
I moved to PR with a roommate for school but a week into moving in I found out I was accepted into a school closer to home. I have since moved back home and I want to break my lease am I able to do this? Or do I need to keep paying half for an apartment I’m not living in until I find someone to... Read more »
So long as you are the current sole owner of the land, you can lease said real estate to an individual or entity. Nevertheless, a lease contract is temporary by nature. Allowing a third party to erect a permanent structure on your land, of which you're not the owner, exposes you to legal...Read more »
I have a horrible relationship with my parents but all my problems and fights are with my mom, they are both still married and live together with me at my house, my mom once called the police to kick me out because we had a fight and the officer said theres nothing they could do because i was 18... Read more »
Your boyfriend's mother is correct: until you reach the age of 21, Puerto Rico Rule of Law considers you underage, subject to your parents' authority. You provide little information regarding the family dynamics in your home. Has your father intervened regarding your eviction? If you feel...Read more »
I’m 18 living in Puerto Rico and my dad lives in the U.S. A couple years back he had an injury and had to stop working so the child support stopped and that formed a debt. My mom has decided to have an arrest warrant for my dad. So if he steps Puerto Rico he will be arrested. I want to use this... Read more »
Its been 7 yrs since I was granted full custody and he did not fight nor request visitation. He has over 10k debt in child support. Im aware he is living in St Petersburg, FL but my lawyer says there’s nothing they can do without his address. Im stuck and desperate. What should I do?
I signed a lease as a tenant while my roommates mom signed as the owner. A week upon moving in I got accepted into a school in the states. I want to break my contract, but my roommates mom is threatening legal action. What can I do?
Regardless of whom your selling your participation to, the Puerto Rico Notary Law requires a notary to identify the personal circumstances of each person who appear before him/her to subscribe a deed or sworn statement. Each person must demostrate that he/she is of legal age, and provide the...Read more »
My mom is wanting to sell her house in Puerto Rico and the heirs are myself my sister and my niece (which has taken my late sisters position as heir). She is the only one that has not signed the contract, doesn’t respond to the realtor or the families emails, texts or phone calls. The house is... Read more »
The Puerto Rico Civil Code states that no commoner is forced to remain in a property community. If your niece does not want to sell, you can take her to court in an estate liquidation lawsuit. Your mom and the other heirs would be the plaintiffs. Your niece would be the defendant. If she does not...Read more »
For a short term guardianship, a sworn testimony from your sister and your nephew's father would be sufficient, stating the date on which the minor would leave Puerto Rico, the date on which your nephew would return to his mom, the address where your nephew would physically reside in your...Read more »
Grandmother died in 2013 without a will and she had seven children/heirs. The house remains in my grandmother’s name to this day, and my aunt moved in and took control of the house without the consensus of all the heirs.
My aunt made a document for my uncle to sign in the U.S. in... Read more »
There are three ways in which an heir can transfer his/her hereditary rights to another: by ceding said rights to another, by donating the rights or by repudiating his/her inheritance. The first two must be done by subscribing a deed (escritura) before a notary, with both the donator and the...Read more »
She will be finished with her technical college of cosmetology by mid April. Once she starts working, I need to know when and how I go about stopping child support. ASUME has been no help at all. Thank you!
From the scenario that you paint, Option 2 (going through the Puerto Rico courts) seems the better alternative. It will force an appraisal of the real estate, to determine each heir's share in the estate. Any expenses incurred in maintaining the property or even increasing its value will be...Read more »
Hi! I moved from the US to Puerto Rico last year and I am 20 years old. I separated from my parents at 18, so I didn’t need to go through a legal process to be emancipated. I don’t know if I have to go through a legal process here because, (I think) technically, I’m still menor de edad.
I'm assuming that your aunt left a Will upon her demise. The date of your aunt's death will determine the answer to your question. If your aunt died before November 28, 2020, her estate is subject to the Puerto Rico Civil Code of 1930. After November 28, 2020, her estate is subject to the...Read more »
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