José E. Santiago is an attorney whose legal practice concentrates on Family Law (Divorce, Custody or Visitation Rights), Probate (Declaration of Heirs) and Inheritances. Attorney Santiago also has ample experience on Jurisdictional issues arising between States.
In 2018 he wrote and offers regularly a legal education course on Interstate Conflicts in Custody Cases between States. The course has been offered at the Annual Convention of the Puerto Rican Bar Association since then, also been a regular course offered by that institution.
José has been assisting his clients since 2013 with jurisdictional issues regarding the interstate removal of children, Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act claims, validating and executing custody or divorce decrees from any State of the United States, and managing jurisdictional issues when more than one State claims jurisdiction. He also manages an ample clientele regarding inheritances issues such as declaration of heirs or inheritance division via the courts.
On March 14, 2023 Attorney Santiago won a Supreme Court Case cementing the Full Faith and Credit Doctrine when dealing with a Custody Decree from another State. For more details see attached link: