Probate for Small PR Estates

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Courthouse for estate probate

In Puerto Rico, all estates must go through probate (known as succession in Puerto Rico): there are no exceptions for small estates.


In Puerto Rico, the regional Tribunal de Primera Instancia handles wills and estate matters.

You must go through the official estate probate (i.e., succession) process via this court.

No Small Estate Affidavit

Since people commonly ask, note that Puerto Rico has no notion of a small estate affidavit: you must go through the court.

See also General Probate.

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