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Q: Can a Quitclaim deed made in Florida be valid in Puerto Rico?

Hello my wife's mother, aunt and uncle all inherited a house from there father when he passed away in mid 1994, this is all documented through the courts in Puerto Rico. My mother in law was living in the house but is not living in a nursing facility. the three siblings want nothing to do with... Read more »

Nelson Jose Francisco Alvarez-Aponte
Nelson Jose Francisco Alvarez-Aponte answered on Feb 16, 2020

Hello and thank you for using Justia. A Quitclaim will not be legal in Puerto Rico since our laws do not recognize this document for transfer of property.

The legal way to do what the siblings and your wife want to do is as follows;

1) At this moment the title of the property...
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Q: Can a Class Act sue be done againt Asume de Puerto Rico? Or something in general to bring to light what going on

I have notice many father in the USA are suffering due to Asume lack of professionalism. Many have try resolving this issues of child support payments/arrears etc., with no success and have suffered for it, losing homes, jobs, etc...because they cant keep up with payments and payment that excess... Read more »

Nelson Jose Francisco Alvarez-Aponte
Nelson Jose Francisco Alvarez-Aponte answered on Feb 3, 2020

Hello and thank you for using Justia. To file a class action suit against a Government and/or it's agencies is a very expensive and burdenous venture to under take.

Attempting to resolve a matter with ASUME on your own has proven over and over again to be a fruitless process. ASUME...
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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Contracts, Estate Planning and Family Law for Puerto Rico on
Q: Uncle is trustee of family land. Dad passed, trustee didnt pass to his children. How can I get added to my family trust?

Uncle is real estate agent and has created a trust to place all siblings portions of the land into. However as my father has passed no action was taken by the trustee to include his children. He was not married and died in Puerto Rico. I sense my inheritence is being robbed by my dads siblings.

Jose Rivera
Jose Rivera answered on Nov 30, 2019

If you're member of a trust where your uncle included everyone of your siblings, including yourself, chances are that this was perpetuated by a procedure in a Court of law. Feel free to give us a call and contact our offices.

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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation and Identity Theft for Puerto Rico on
Q: What are alimony laws in Puerto Rico?

A couple were married a little over 2 years while living in Florida... in those 2 years, wife cheated 3 times, and they attempted reconciliation. After the 3rd time, they separated, and she took kids and moved to Puerto Rico. They've been separated 4 yrs, and he wishes to divorce legally to... Read more »

Nelson Jose Francisco Alvarez-Aponte
Nelson Jose Francisco Alvarez-Aponte answered on Jul 20, 2019

Hello and thank you for using JUSTIA. There is no alimony per say under Puerto Rico law. The only rights she would have is child support payments and half of all marital property. The child support is determined by calculating the sum of both parties monthly income and then finding said sum in the... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Criminal Law and Real Estate Law for Puerto Rico on
Q: What are my rights for forced heirs in Puerto Rico?

My dad died in 2002 in Pennsylvania. He was born in Puerto Rico and when he died, him and his sisters inherited their fathers land. Three years ago, my sister and I found out that we were his forced heirs to this land. My dad's siblings, (3 brothers, and 4 sisters), sold the land without... Read more »

Nelson Jose Francisco Alvarez-Aponte
Nelson Jose Francisco Alvarez-Aponte answered on Jan 29, 2019

Hello and thank you for using JUSTIA. You will need to hire an Attorney in Puerto Rico to claim your rights to your inheritance as representatives of your father. First you will have to file a declaration of inheritors for your father's estate. Once you receive the court resolution declaring... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Civil Litigation, Landlord - Tenant and Small Claims for Puerto Rico on
Q: How much does it cost to file a small claims case in Boquerón, Puerto Rico?

Is it proper to file in small claims court to be released from a rental contract paid 1 year in advance? There was a breach of contract by landlord. We're looking to get our rental fees for the rest of the term of contract.

Nelson Jose Francisco Alvarez-Aponte
Nelson Jose Francisco Alvarez-Aponte answered on Nov 15, 2018

Hello and thank you for using JUSTIA. The case needs to be filed in the district court due to the amount and matter being claimed. You would file a breach of contract case. The costs are $750.00 retainer and 20% of the amount recovered. The amount placed by the court as legal fees would be... Read more »

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Q: J&W Grading shiped my equipment to Puerto Rico thru trailer bridge barges never worked and can’t get equipment back

Barges unlimited is holding my equipment and my equipment was never on there barges. I have three broken contracts never made a dime and now missing 200.00 an hour in Florida because I can’t get my equipment out of San Juan

Nelson Jose Francisco Alvarez-Aponte
Nelson Jose Francisco Alvarez-Aponte answered on Oct 22, 2018

Good afternoon and thank you for using JUSTIA. You will need to file a judicial claim against all involved inorder to get youŕ equipment returned /or sent to its destination and claim your economical losses. This entails hiring an attorney to file claim. If you need additional information or... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Criminal Law, Municipal Law and Collections for Puerto Rico on
Q: About 2 years ago I won a civil case in Puerto Rico. But I havent received all money. What can i do now?

About 2 years ago I won A civil suit in Puerto Rico against my niece(who happens to be a police officer) who had stolen money from my account. I live in New York. She was ordered to pay me back sum of $27,000. She paid me only $10,000 and has not bothered to pay the rest. My lawyer said that I... Read more »

Michael David Siegel
Michael David Siegel answered on Nov 28, 2017

You can docket the judgment from Puerto Rico in New York. You need to get a certified copy from the court there.

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Q: I live in New York but want to sue a contractor in Puerto Rico - where do I file?
Jeffrey Michael Haber
Jeffrey Michael Haber answered on Jan 10, 2017

The venue rules in New York permit a person to file a complaint in the county in which s/he resides. Keep in mind, however, the law of Puerto Rico will probably apply. Note: if there is an agreement that contains a choice of law and a venue clause, then the contract would most likely govern... Read more »

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