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I live in Seattle! Is the legal system in PR that different in basic estate law?
Regarding the situation that you describe, the laws of PR would be the same as any other state, and would give you, as a joint owner, the right of partition. A partition lawsuit means that the property will be divided among the owners, one way or another. If the property is physically incapable of being divided, then it must be sold. If you, as one of the heirs do not make an agreement with the other heirs to buy out your share of the property, then the court definitely will order that the property be sold or auctioned. After the sale or auction, the proceeds will be divided equally among the heirs. I suspect that the judge and the lawyers may be aware of some local problems that may prevent property from being sold this way as a practical matter. In theory however partition simply means a court ordered sale of property so that partial owners may receive the benefit of their interest. I hope that this information is helpful and that you will assign it a positive, 3, 4 or 5 rating.
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