I live in Puerto Rico. I was summoned to the Family Court in Bronx, NY, for custody/visitation. My main concern is why this case is going to be examined in NY if my daughter and I lived in PR for almost a year (since March 2021), and before that, she was born and we live in NJ. As per my limited... Read more »
Although you're residing in Puerto Rico for a year does grant Puerto Rico courts jurisdiction over your child, you should not ignore the summons from a New York court. I recommend that you contact an attorney authorized the practice of law in New York and have him or her counsel you regarding...Read more »
The probation of the inheritance has been completed. The house was the only property in the inheritance. There were no assets, liabilities or money in the inheritance. Each inheritor receive a different percentage of the house as inheritance. One inheritor received a majority percentage of the... Read more »
When you state that inheritance probation has been accomplished, does this include updating the public registry to reflect the participation and percentages of all heirs? Assuming that this is the case, given the refusal of one of the heirs, your best recourse would be to go before the Puerto Rico...Read more »
The first step to taking possession of the real estate property is by establishing whether your late father had granted his Last Will and Testament before dying. Else, I would recommend going before the Puerto Rico courts to petition a declaration of heirs. Once either the Will or the court's...Read more »
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 »
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 »
As part of the process to legally incapacitate an elderly citizen who can no longer care for him/herself, the Puerto Rico Civil Code requires that the candidate guardian reside in Puerto Rico. During the court process, any and all close relatives who can be considered for the guardianship must...Read more »
Good afternoon. As a general rule, Puerto Rico courts procure that guardians of orphaned minors reside within the jurisdiction of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; unless no other alternative guardians are available to care for the minor. A custody case requires that close kin be present at the...Read more »
To be able to deal with their insurance, bills and bank I have been asked several times if I have any documents that deemed me responsible legally for them. I'm not sure what the process is to do so and the responsibilities that come with the title of legal guardian.
The Puerto Rico Civil Codes has a presumption that every adult is legally capable of managing his/her own affairs. Thus, getting to be designated as a tutor before Puerto Rico courts entails legally incapacitating your grandmother and grand-uncle. Doing so must be achieved in separate cases....Read more »
My mother is 78 years old and cannot care for herself. I pay for all the bills and expenses. My question is, is there any financial assistance available, through guardianship that I can apply for and how do I get this financial asistance in order to be able to pay the bills and all other expenses?... Read more »
Your mother can request government assistance to get food, try to qualify for medical assistance through medicaid and other services for the elderly through the local ombudsman offices as well as other government agencies that help the elderly.
As her legal guardian the state can try to make sure that the minor has her own space and that she-he is provided with everything required for her/his well being taking in consideration the economic means and capability of the legal guardian to be able to take care of the minor.
Since my grandmother died, his accounts have been frozen and his disability checks have stopped coming. He cannot take care of himself and since he has no money his health care coverage has lapsed. Now he cannot get the mental health medication that he needs. My parents, both in their 70's are... Read more »
First, You will have to write a letter with the case number to the agency (veterans or Social security) to make initial contact about the situation. To have that feedback, they will give you more clear options. The remedy will depend on the government agency. You may also have to...Read more »
I got provisional custody of my cousin that is 18 years old as of now. His father is dead and her mother is in the USA , he has a sister but its also in the USA.Also his mother was in a legal battle with his father for years ( she left the kid with his father when he was around 4 years old or 6... Read more »
My Dad has a past due amount that he owns to us, we are older, we don't want that money and we would like to know if we can file a letter or something refusing all the right to any past due amount ... Thank You!
You have the right to and will have to file through legal representation in a court of law of law so you have your child back with you and for the court to evaluate if the agreement of temporary custody has been met and and that you are in the best position and ability to...Read more »
The answer is yes. You have all legal rights and obligations towards your children, even when you're not legally married or have never married the mother of your children. You will have to hire legal representation and file in a court of law to establish an official and...Read more »
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