Hello and thank you for using JUSTIA. Yes you can attempt to remember the year, month, town, church, place of reception, who Made the cake, catering service, original bank account date, purchase of marital house, social security information, life insurances policies, medical insurance policies,...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 »
Hello and thank you for using JUSTIA. If the construction was done with your father's authorization then the family member pena the house. It all depends on what the agreement between them was. However there are varios legal procedures that can reverse the ownership of the Property in favor of said...Read more »
My sister was head of my mother's estate and knowing that account wasn't my mother's she informed the bank about my mother's death. She never listed the account in probate court and never helped get the account reopened it's been closed now for 2 years now and my grandfather can't get Access to... Read more »
Unless someone does something before your grandfather passes Banco Popular will win. If they have not been doing it already, Banco Popular will start service charging the account each month, draining off as much money as possible before the government of Puerto Rico requires them to turn over...Read more »
A friend of mine lived in Puerto Rico until 6 months ago. He moved to Puerto Rico from Florida when his wife moved to Puerto Rico with kids to stay close to kids and be involved in their lives. Even while separated he provides $1000/ month to support the kids. He's been separated from wife for 4... Read more »
Hello and thank you for using JUSTIA. The divorce process is held in family Court. The process includes determinación of parens patria,custody, child support and visitation rights if the parties do not reach an agreement among themselves. Our system is extremely jealous in protecting the children...Read more »
My mother threw me out a year and a half ago just as I had turned 17. I’ve been living with my grandparents ever since in the same town and turned 18 last November. My mother refuses to give me my legal documents, even though I’m of legal age. My passport is also the only form of identification... Read more »
Hello and thank you for using JUSTIA. The legal age in Puerto Rico is 21 not 18. However, since the passport and social security are federal government issued documents you do have the right to get copies of said documents from these agencias. You can also attempt to get emancipated from your...Read more »
To my knowledge & that of my four siblings, there was no will. What can we do to either have a will prepared for my mother or get rules of law of inheritance in Puerto Rico. What is the Declaration of Heirs?
Hello and thank you for using JUSTIA. To answer your first question your Mother can create a Will in New York and have it perfected to Puerto Rico law. An Attorney in Puerto Rico would create a draft of a testament for her signature with a Notary Public in New York and then have the document,...Read more »
I live in Florida a received a summons for non payment of child support. I flew to Puerto Rico to attend court and they would not allow me to speak because I did not have a lawyer. I was immediately arrested, thrown in jail, and told I would stay there until all the child support had been paid.... Read more »
Hello and thank you for using JUSTIA. Judges in Puerto Rico do not allow a party to speak in court hearing since you have a constitutional right to not incriminate yourself. Anything you say will be used against you. The law states that failing to comply with a child support court order is contempt...Read more »
Hello and thank you for using JUSTIA. The only thing you can do and should do is hire an Attorney to defend your rights. The child support process is a very technical forum to handle on your own and can leave you in the dark. An Attorney will assure that a fair child support is set so that you can...Read more »
In general, the 2017 TCJA changes the tax laws related to divorce in some key respects. The tax aspects of a property settlement did not change where property changes hands at the time the divorce is finalized. But be careful of receiving property with a built in tax gain where the value exceeds...Read more »
My cousin wants to visit me for a month with her son who is going on a year old this summer. The child resides with his mother(my cousin) as well as my aunt and uncle. The father does not reside with them nor has he been granted partial custody since he never applied for such. He threatened her... Read more »
Hello and thank you for using JUSTIA. The father in this case most likely has shared "Patria Potestad" thus yes he must be notified of said travel plans such as travel dates, destination, place of stay and contact information (telephone number) . If he is not willing to allow the travel then he...Read more »
Hello and thank you for using JUSTIA. A foreclouser letter is sent by the financial institution. The foreclosure process is done by a financial institution against the borrower in the Superior Court of the location of the Property. As part of the claim, the foreclosure letter needs to be included...Read more »
Hello and thank you for using JUSTIA. Under local Puerto Rico law, all real estate transactions must be done by public document and presented in the Registry of Property, thus it must be done by a Notary Public. Both parties must be present personally at the closing for the singing of the...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 »
My brother's vehicle is under my late grandfather's name, both of my uncles have no interest in the vehicle and neither do i, my brother wants to do a title transfer to someone that is willing to take the remaining loan. A document on my part is needed in order for the process to begin. What is the... Read more »
Hello and thank you for using JUSTIA. The document you need has to be prepared by a Notary Public in Puerto Rico. It is simply a document whereby you recognize that the title is in your Grandfather's name but he vehicle realy belongs to your brother and as such does not form part of the estate.
Child had live in Ohio for the past 11 years and attends college, does it affects the process? Minor is 20 years old, with how much time of anticipation can the support termination request be submitted?
Hello and thank you for using JUSTIA. The age is twenty-one. To file you must wait until the child turns twenty-one and then file on said date. However, you may want to contact an Attorney with this case since the child is not a minor in Ohio and is a legal resident of that state. This may have a...Read more »
Am with my mother over 120 hours a week.I prepare meals for my mom,clean house, do the yard work.Buy groceries and household supplies out of my own funds.Am a Marine Vietnam combat veteran withPTSD.The situation is very difficult because I’m wasting away so my mother can live and my siblings have... Read more »
Hello and thank you for using JUSTIA. You have the right in Puerto Rico to file a complaint in court to force the sibblings to do thier share of the choirs. All children must do their share for care of thier elderly parent. This is the law.
Hello and thank you for using JUSTIA. Your wife can refuse a mutual consent divorce but there are other causes for divorce such as irreconcilable differences. This cause is a way to get a divorce when one party does not want a mutual consent divorce. There is no denying this type of divorce. It is...Read more »
Why does the SS administration not pay until she is 21 if the Puerto Rico law states that anyone under 21 is still considered a minor and that child support has to be paid until the age of 21 years old? I'm confused and feel it is not fair. Thanx.
Hello and thank you for using JUSTIA. The Social Security program is a federal program and uses the age of 18 as the age of majority. In 48 States the age of majority is reached at age 18. This age of 18 is considered the age of majority due to the fact that this is the age that one can vote....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 »
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