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What inheritance laws apply in Puerto Rico?

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The main law regarding estate succession and real property rights is the Puerto Rico Civil Code. A foreign property owner is not treated differently, nor is any distinction made under Puerto Rico law between foreigners of different nationalities or religions. The general principles governing jurisdiction over inherited property are: • Real property located in Puerto Rico is regulated by the laws of Puerto Rico. If the foreign law states that the applicable law for real property located in Puerto Rico is the law of the jurisdiction where the owner resides, such disposition is not valid under Puerto Rico law. The Registry of the Property for Puerto Rico will not register a real property transfer ordered by a foreign court without going through Puerto Rico courts. • Personal property (i.e., all property except real estate) is governed by the law of the jurisdiction where the deceased person resided or was domiciled. If the foreigner’s national law states that the applicable law is ... more
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The main law regarding estate succession and real property rights is the Puerto Rico Civil Code. A foreign property owner is not treated differently, nor is any distinction made under Puerto Rico law between foreigners of different nationalities or religions. The general principles governing jurisdiction over inherited property are: • Real property located in Puerto Rico is regulated by the laws of Puerto Rico. If the foreign law states that the applicable law for real property located in Puerto Rico is the law of the jurisdiction where the owner resides, such disposition is not valid under Puerto Rico law. The Registry of the Property for Puerto Rico will not register a real property transfer ordered by a foreign court without going through Puerto Rico courts. • Personal property (i.e., all property except real estate) is governed by the law of the jurisdiction where the deceased person resided or was domiciled. If the foreigners national law states that the applicable law is Puerto ... more
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