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Ramon  Olivencia

Ramon Olivencia

Online Attorney: Probate (Estate Law), Vital Records, Real Estate & Notary Law
  • Probate, Real Estate Law, Estate Planning
  • New York, Puerto Rico
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Client Reviews
Chago P. June 13, 2022
Professional, efficient, knowledgeable, intelligent and skillful. My father passed away at the end of last year, and even though he lived in Massachusetts, he had property in Puerto Rico. As I also live in Massachusetts and was looking for a lawyer to represent me in Puerto Rico. Someone who would be able to take care of all inheritance matters for me and minimizing the need for me to take trips to the island. As I had previously used Ramon Olivencia at Abogado Notario Online, for some other legal matters, I reached out to him. Ramon immediately understood my requirements and established an effective working relationship with me. He was available 7 days a week, by telephone, text and email and frequently responded to me at night or on the weekends. He promised that the estate and all related matters would be completed before the start of hurricane season 2022. He beat that estimate by a month. Never once did I have to travel to the island for this matter. I highly recommend Ramon and am very pleased with his work.
Silmarie T. May 12, 2020
Excellent service, attention and quality I recommend Ramon Olivencia a 100%! Years ago I owned a property in PR. Now, living in US, in order to buy a new property, they required me documentation proving I was no longer responsible for that property in PR. Needless to say, I did not have it and the bank said they couldn’t help me. Keep in mind this was all amidst Covid-19... Running out of time, less than 2 weeks before the closing, I found myself helpless, not knowing what to do, until I came across his website. I left a comment on his website on a Friday afternoon asking for help and that same evening I received a response from Ramon Olivencia. He was very professional and willing to help me. By that Sunday I had what I needed and translated to English! I was amazed by the service, the quick attention and the quality. I was able to complete my closing and I can’t thank Olivencia enough for making this possible.
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As a fully bilingual lawyer and notary public, I specialize in estate law and real estate. My services cater to clients located in Puerto Rico and those from the diaspora abroad. With a wealth of experience working with the PR State Court of Appeals and the PR Department of Justice, I am licensed in PR and NY. I encourage all potential clients to visit our WEBSITE and fill out our online form to evaluate their case, as it is the only way to work together. All inquiries will be answered within 1-3 business days.

Practice Areas
Probate Administration
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Easements, Mortgages, Residential Real Estate
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Wills
Additional Practice Area
  • Notary Public
Video Conferencing
  • WhatsApp
  • Free Consultation
    Free consultations ONLINE ONLY!
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    We accept credit cards, Zelle, Cash App, PayPal, Venmo, ATH Móvil, direct deposit, wire transfers, etc.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
ID Number: 4992368
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Puerto Rico
Colegio de Abogados y Abogadas de Puerto Rico
ID Number: 14068
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1st Circuit
ID Number: 87407
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U.S. Supreme Court
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US District Court for the District of PR
ID Number: 220502
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  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney-at-Law / Notary Public
Abogado Notario Online
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Contract attorney
Epiq (New York, NY)
Contract attorney
Update Legal (New York, NY)
Attorney – Office of Legal Counsel
Puerto Rico Department of Justice
Drafted legal opinions for the Attorney General in response to requests from the various agencies within the Executive Branch.
Attorney – Office of Civil Litigation
Puerto Rico Department of Justice
Represented the public sector on multiple judicial and administrative civil cases at both the state and federal court levels.
Law Clerk
State Court of Appeals
University of Massachusetts - Boston
M.S. | Public Administration
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University of Massachusetts - Amherst
B.A. | Political Science
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University of Puerto Rico - Río Piedras
General studies.
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Interamerican University of Puerto Rico School of Law
J.D. (2001) | Law
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Professional Associations
American Bar Association  # 00873955
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Puerto Rico Bar Association  # 15234
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Puerto Rico Judicial Branch  # 14068
Certified Attorney
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Articles & Publications
Latino Politics in Massachusetts
Routledge Press
Websites & Blogs
Abogado Notario Online
Legal Answers
53 Questions Answered
Q. My mom who is still alive, wants to donate her property and house in Puerto Rico but owes "CRIM", what can be done?
A: The property tax exemption for residing at the main residence in Puerto Rico is not automatic. It has to be applied for and is only valid until a certain amount, although most residences in Puerto Rico, except the very expensive ones, qualify.

If she has a copy of the receipt of the original filing for when she bought the property (considering that she is the owner or co-owner with her husband, if any), then that is the best evidence for telling the CRIM to correct the error, if such was the case.

Typically, however, the closing attorney or bank, if any, is in charge of that, if the property was bought after 1991, which is when the CRIM was created.

If the form was never filed, then the property owner can always request a "retroactive" exemption, but there are a number of requisites, so an attorney is typically best at handling these situations.

As to a possible donation, the PR government needs to be sure first that there are no taxes, of any kind, owed before donating a property.
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Q. My mom owns a home in puerto rico damaged by Hurricane Maria. She wants to transfer deed to me. How and where do I start
A: If your mother wants to transfer her house to you, she must sign a "donation" deed via an attorney, which both parties must sign. If one or the two of you cannot be present for the signing, then a Power of Attorney could be prepared. As part of the requirements for a donation, the attorney will first have to obtain a waiver from the Puerto Rico Treasury Department ("Departamento de Hacienda"), to make sure that there are no tax debts owed. If, on the other hand, the transfer involves a monetary exchange, that is, if she were to sell you the property, then a "sales" deed will have to be prepared instead.
Q. Do I need an attorney to file a Declaration of Heirs in Puerto Rico?
A: Due to the particularities and legal requirements needed for a Declaration of Heirs in Puerto Rico, an attorney is highly recommended. That way, you can rest assured that the petition is filed correctly before the courts. Any errors could negatively affect the rest of the documents that are typically filed afterward, such as the filings before the Puerto Rico Department of Treasury and, if applicable, the Property Registry. Those likely mistakes would then cost you additional money and time to fix them.
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Contact & Map
Abogado Notario Online
602 Calle San Jose
San Juan, PR 00909
Toll-Free: (844) 385-9611
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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