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Puerto Rico Estate Planning Attorney

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Are you looking for an experienced lawyer to assist you through the process of estate planning or probate? At the Law Office of Sylvia C. Lugo-Sotomayor, our Puerto Rico estate planning attorney has over 20 years of experience in both U.S. and Puerto Rico estate law. We pride ourselves on delivering the highest quality, personalized representation to our clients in easy to understand language. We are a somewhat small firm; however, this allows us to give our clients the undivided legal assistance they deserve.

We understand that probate in Puerto Rico is complicated and can be confusing to the average person, and we are in effect dedicated to simplifying the process and assisting our clients until their matter is successfully resolved. While our office is located at #7 Bayamon Street in San Juan, we gladly represent clients all throughout San Juan County and Puerto Rico in their estate planning and probate matters.

What sets our law office apart from other firms in San Juan? We have been assisting Puerto Rican residents with their estate planning and probate matters for over 20 years. Our team is fluent in both English and Spanish, and we are able to assist clients throughout Puerto Rico and parts of Florida including Tampa. We find that our ability to assist clients in parts of Florida and Puerto Rico is very valuable, especially for clients who happen to own real estate and have bank accounts in both locations.

Probate Process in Puerto Rico

The probate process is significantly different than all other states in the United States and for this reason alone is somewhat complicated, especially for clients who are accustomed to the laws that apply in Florida and the rest of the U.S. For example, Puerto Rico law believes in forced heirs and therefore protects the rights of forced heirs despite the existence of a will or another estate planning document. If an individual writes a will and intentionally excludes his or her forced heirs, the will may be considered invalid and unenforceable. Additionally, if you die without a will or if you execute a will incorrectly, you have no control over the distribution of your assets and the government divides your assets according to Puerto Rican law.

Our firm is aware that Puerto Rican law is strict and does not take into consideration your relationship with your forced heirs and those closest to you. If you want to have any control over how your assets are divided, we suggest you speak with a Puerto Rico estate planning lawyer from our firm.

Our legal team can assist clients in every aspect of estate planning including guardianships, writing wills and establishing living trusts. We can also assist clients through the probate process as well as probate litigation. In addition to handling inheritance and estates, we also represent clients in civil affairs such as real estate, filing for bankruptcy, and we provide notary services as well.

Estate planning and probate matters should never be handled without the guidance of a professional and competent probate lawyer. Let us put our 20 years of experience to work for you – contact our office today to arrange your free consultation!

Law Office of Sylvia C. Lugo-Sotomayor - Probate Attorney in Puerto Rico
# 7 Bayamon Street,
San Juan PR 00918
Phone: (787) 390-9140

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