However, My father has 4 homes on one plot of land in PR. His last will & testament states that one child receives 70% of his estate and the other receives 30%. What is legally required next for the heirs to do?
Before addressing the matter of the estate left in Puerto Rico by your late father, a certified copy of your father's will, issued by a Massachusetts probate court, needs to be protocolized via a poll deed by a Notary authorized to practice Notary Law in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. The...Read more »
Perhaps. First of all, the deed would need to be verified to determine whether the property acquired by your grandparents was merely a plot of land or whether it included a building. Having deceased both your grandparents, you'll need to go through the succession (probate) process to establish...Read more »
If my half brother and I are part owners of a house our father left us but I own majority of the house, can I sell The whole house to my daughter for a very low price? Even if he does not want to sell his part. Can I force the court to agree on selling the house? No one has lived in the house for... Read more »
Several matters need to be addressed through your question. First of all, what you and your brother have are an "pro indiviso" interest in the property, which means that you may only sell your share of the real estate property; but you cannot sell the entire house: not to your daughter;...Read more »
Also, is there a way to verify if he is working? I have no contact with him and it's the mother who says he is studying. I recently removed my daughter from child support & nobody ever told me about her grades or if she worked or not. I am paying with no info, I asked to review the support... Read more »
Hurricane Maria left my mother’s home unlivable. While she was away, waiting for the home to be repaired, the neighbor knocked down the fence and build his home on her property. Is there anything she can do?
Rule of Law in Puerto Rico grants your mother a 1-year term (starting at the time she becomes aware of the invasion) to request the courts to have her neighbor remove that part of the construction that invades her property. After the year, it would be presumed that the neighbor occupies the...Read more »
My father is from PR and bought land for $36k. I have two sisters but he has decided to sell the land to me for $20k. Will this be a legal transaction as I know PR has some different laws when it comes to family and property rights
Unless an economically valid reason is declared in the sales deed, the sales transaction will probably be seen by the Puerto Rico Public Registry as a simulated donation, given that your father is selling you the property below value. The transaction may be rejected by the Public Registry for...Read more »
Can a POA be signed electronically by someone who resides in the state of Florida for someone in Puerto Rico? It would be for the sale of real estate. If someone has to be present during the signing, could the person be virtually present?
A power of attorney granted by a Florida resident to be used by a Puerto Rico resident in Puerto Rico cannot be electronically signed at this time. The power of attorney must be signed before a notary public in Florida; then, the State Department in Tallahassee must issue and attach an...Read more »
A Power of Attorney for a real estate closing in Puerto Rico must include the details from the property as they appear on the Property Registry of Puerto Rico, along with the property tax number. Therefore, you need to contact a PR-licensed attorney to make sure everything is done according to the...Read more »
An attorney practicing in Puerto Rico could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Until you are able to consult with an attorney who is knowledgeable in local laws, regulations, and license renewal protocols, as a general U.S. rule, people do not usually lose their license as a...Read more »
My dad passed away 2 years ago in TN but he had his bank account and house in PR. He has a bank account in PR which I was authorized to used and I had power of attorney from PR while he was alive. I paid for his funeral even though he has 7 children. After paying via loans my half siblings (4) do... Read more »
First off, you would need your dad's death certificate. If he granted his last will & testament, a certified copy of the will must also be provided. In the absence of a will, a petition should be filed with the Puerto Rico courts (depending on the city where the house is located) to...Read more »
Having been born in NY myself, I can state that, the only ways to procure an original birth certificates for someone born there are (a) through the person him/herself, (b) through a parent, or (c) through a third party authorized by the person. I would advise that you contact an attorney who...Read more »
We are 13 siblings & my sister passed. her children for no reason wont provide death and birth certificate. What can be done as i dont have all info about her death(died in PA) & original is needed for pr court to complete doc for new heirs being her children.
To whom did the house in Puerto Rico belong? If the house is part of your parents' estate, the answer to both questions is the same. Under the Puerto Rico Civil Code, no co-owner of an estate community can be forced to remain in said community. If a unanimous consent of heirs cannot be reached...Read more »
The land was transfered under my name and the small two bedroom home is divded in between stepmom and myself since im the only child. It has been 7 years my father has passed. Do i lose my privillages since i have not done anything with the property in Puerto Rico. My stepmom is stating that she is... Read more »
First off, my condolences on your loss. Second, I’d need to know whether your father granted his Last Will & Testament before his passing. Assuming that he left his Will, we’d need to determine whether he left your stepmom the right to inhabit the house for life. Even under those...Read more »
The Puerto Rico Civil Code establishes a presumption that children begotten within a marriage are the offspring of both spouses. A simple paternity test can determine whether of not your husband is the biological father.
Ending your spouse's paternity rights, however, is another...Read more »
The answer your question may be available within the very contract that you signed.
Under normal circumstances, the monthly rent is fixed during the lease term (of one year). Under normal circumstances, any change to the contract during its term may only be valid with prior written consent...Read more »
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