Yes, there is a court process that will help on distributing the funds, bonds, stock or property any property that belong to your late mother. This will allow you and your siblings to release the funds from the bank. If you have any other questions please feel free to contact me...Read more »
Great-uncle has property but no other assets. He’s single and no children. He was one of 11 children (6 full siblings and 5 half siblings). My great-uncle does not want any of his siblings nor their children to inherit his house or anything. I am his “tutor” aka guardian and the only one that... Read more »
Your great uncle "can" gift you the house now or he "can" gift you the house in his will. Whether he "should" do one or the other is an entirely different question. There are many issues for him to consider, especially with respect to lifetime gifts, including but not limited to loss of control...Read more »
A house in Pr. They have 3 daughters- should my grandmother decide to sell the home will she need to give the daughters a share or is that only if she has passed and then the children inherit the estate?
Hello and thank you for using JUSTIA. The three daughters are the inheritors of your Grandfather's Estate which in turn is half owner of the house. In order for your Grándmother to sell the property, she will need to first create your Grandfather's Estate in Court, file the Estate taxes and...Read more »
Hello and thank you for using JUSTIA. In order to do this you Will need to do research and evaluate your findings. A good way is to evaluate these websites, the prófiles and the Answers given to questions that the lawyers answer. I for one am an Attorney in Puerto Rico and speak English fluently....Read more »
Our mother died, followed by stepfather, youngest 1/2 sibling has hinted he has attorney for inheritance who has filed and brother claims it is all his and other 1/2 siblings (step-father's children). He has not been forthcoming with any other info., nor has his attorney. I would like to confirm... Read more »
There are 5 living children who inherited land from deceased parents. 4 of the kids are giving up their share. Are all the kids still responsible for the payment of property taxes whether or not the property is sold, or if the government takes control of the property and demolishes the house on... Read more »
If he passes, is this considered community property under our marriage? What kind of will does he have to make to make sure that I receive at least 50 percent of the value of the property? Would it have to be a will from Puerto Rico or will a US will be enough?
Hello and thank you for using JUSTIA. An LLC corporación is one which does not have stock holders but rather administrators of the corporation. If the purchase is made with money from the marital community then the marital community is the administrator of the LLC and you would be administrator of...Read more »
I am trying to close out an account a "poor pensioner" friend of mine had with Wells Fargo. He was resident in Puerto Rico when he passed away. He created a Will with a Lawyer their in Puerto Rico and made me the executor and heir of his estate. In the will he disinherited his children with whom... Read more »
Hello and thank you for using JUSTIA. Puerto Rico does not have a Small Estate process. The only way to liquidated assets of the deceased is by probate through the Court. This is done by filing a petition with the Court.
The first step is to get a certified copy of the Will through the ODIN...Read more »
Hello and thank you for using JUSTIA. This año depends on what grounds you have filed the divorce under. A mutual consentimiento case is usually one week but a infidelity case can be more than a year. The average usually is 90 days to 6 months.
Hello and thank you for using JUSTIA. Yes your Mother needs to create your beloved Father's estate. Only your Father's children need to be mentioned in the petition to create the estate so only thier perspective birth certificates are needed. If the deceased son was from your Father then we would...Read more »
live there with my mom. I live in the US. The bank told her they need all four of us to sign for the funds to be paid out to my mom. Since i'm not there, what kind of document do i need to authorize any of my sisters to sign on my behalf? Would a power of attorney suffice?
You can sign a power of attorney, but to be valid in Puerto Rico, you will need to send the document in original with a certification of the County Clerk. Once they have the document in Puerto Rico, the will need to attend to a Notary Public so that they can validate it and can...Read more »
My father died in PR. He and my mom were legal married but separated only by common law, ages ago. About 30 plus years. She lived in ny and he travrlled. She did not remarry or have any other kids however he did have one son by another woman he was with for a long time under common law. My mother... Read more »
Good evening and thank you for using JUSTIA. In Puerto Rico a marriage can only be ended two ways thatis by death and by divorce. Thus your mom by virtue of civil law is the legal widow and does have inheritance rights of half of your fathers estate since all purchases and net gains during...Read more »
She has the deed and it is registered with the property registry in her county under her name. I am not sure if she owes any taxes etc. on the property but she has owned this land for over 30 years. The property needs maintenance as well. I am looking for some tips in the right directin on how... Read more »
Good evening and thank you for using JUSTIA. There are various questions you need to be answered before you accept such as is there a mortgage, is this her only property, are there any children (future inheritors), is it tax free, any liens, ect. The first thing you should do is have a title search...Read more »
Good evening and thank you for using JUSTIA. Since he passed away with no will ( intestado) an estate must be created. This is done by filing a petition in court to name all inheritors. Once the court issues resolution, you mst file an inheritance tax return with the local tax office (Hacienda)....Read more »
My sister is a widowed senior, owns a home in PR, wants to make arrangements for her siblings for the future according to the Puerto Rico laws & requirements/above documents, or Affidavits? Three living children, two live in NJ, one lives with her in the home in PR. Thank you. Any advice would be... Read more »
Your sister would need to write a will so that she can designate her beneficiaries according to her wishes while making sure to follow the local laws of PR. An inheritance or probate attorney can help her with that.
My grandmother passed a year ago. I currently live in the US but my grandmother lived in Puerto Rico. Before she died she told me i was added me to her will and my father stopped speaking to me, Its been a year and I have not heard from anyone to give me any information regarding this will. From... Read more »
My mother passed away in 2010. The lawyer that represented both my sisters is unable to help me because he represented them. My sisters and I have no contact at all and the money was divided by the courts in Bayamon, PR. I need to know which division within the court I should contact, as I have... Read more »
It has to be done in writing through the court, via the Accounts Division, but it´s usually difficult to find someone who is English-speaking. However, a lawyer will be able to get the money in a relatively speedy manner. Feel free to contact us if you want this to be taken care of right away.
prepared by an attorney in Puerto Rico, is this the law there? Do i have to sign it? This POA was given to my stepfather who is the seller and it is his attorney. They are in the process of closing and are waiting for me to sign. i don't really understand the verbiage since it is in spanish and... Read more »
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