Good afternoon. As a general rule, Puerto Rico courts procure that guardians of orphaned minors reside within the jurisdiction of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; unless no other alternative guardians are available to care for the minor. A custody case requires that close kin be present at the...Read more »
Hello and thank you for using Justia. Since you we're bien in New York City you do not qualify for a birth certificate in Puerto Rico. You will need to get a name change in New York State Courts using the adoption decrece issued un Puerto Rico.
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I adopted my husband's adult son (born in Puerto Rico) in North Carolina. The court sent a report to vital records in Puerto Rico to have his birth certificate updated with his new last name. We are being told that Puerto Rico won't recognize the adoption without us appearing in court... Read more »
Hello and thank you for using Justia. In order to changed any information on a certificate registered in the Department of Demografic Registry (Office of Vital Récords) a Court Order is required. The Court must issue a ruling authorizing the change of information stated in the certificate. In...Read more »
My name is Wanda, I am here in PR and im currently 22 weeks pregnant but i don’t want this baby, was too late for an abortion and am trying to do an adoption. My bf has a coworker whom wants to adopt the baby i am carrying. How do we go about this process??
Hello and thank you for using JUSTIA. If you were legally adopted then your birth certificate will appear under your adoptive parents. You will need to request the birth certificate using your adoptive parent's names on the request document. You can also contact the Family department in Puerto...Read more »
If you want to change the information in a birth certificate issued by the demographic registry in Puerto Rico, you will need to file a case about change of name of correction of birth certificate in the district court where the child was born. You will need to state why you request the...Read more »
Unfortunately, grandparents do not have many rights. In order for you to get rights, you have to prove a very high standard of harm to the children if you aren't granted rights. That is usually only done in cases where they have lived with you in the past.
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