Unlike inheritance law in most of the United States and non-Hispanic parts of the world, inheritance law in Puerto Rico is significantly restrictive. The purpose of this restriction is mainly addressed at protecting the family, particularly the children.
With this in mind and as originally developed in the Spanish (meaning from Spain) tradition, children are more important when dealing with inheritance issues.
If this reality is ignored, heirs of non-residents of Puerto Rico can find themselves hugely disappointed when they try to claim any rights based on wills executed outside of Puerto Rico.
Nolla, Palou & Casellas, LLC helps navigate the inheritance law waters for property owners who do not reside in Puerto Rico, and also help heirs who have inherited property or other assets and need help with the transfer of this rights.