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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 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 you... Read more »

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Q: I am trying to find out what a charge of AGGRAVATED ILLEGAL APPROPRIATION from 2007 in Puerto Rico means

Nelson Jose Francisco Alvarez-Aponte answered on Sep 20, 2018

Good afternoon. This simply means illegal appropiation of goods. The alledged crime commited was theft without any violence to the victim. If the amount stolen was under one thousand dollars then it is a misdermenor (article 192 of the penal code) punishable by up to three months in jail,... Read more »

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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 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: My daughter is 17 and she is dating a 21 year old man, can I press charges against him?

Brian Lehman answered on Jan 4, 2017

The short answer is that no person ever "presses" charges against anyone in the criminal context, so you can't press charges against anyone. The legal rational is that crimes are committed against the government and it is the government that decides whether to charge someone.

You can, if...
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Q: When screening is done for leasing an apartment a federal felony will appear in record?

The case jurisdiction is Puerto Rico.

Robert Jason De Groot answered on Oct 22, 2015

Yes, most likely.

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