I had my son and his lived in VA for over 9 month. He visit and his mother left to PR with him. VA had jurisdiction over my son when I file my paperwork. Court was a year late. I won custody of my in the states. I went to Puerto Rico to pick him up. And not one did anything to help me retrieve my... Read more »
Greetings. According to various federal laws and treaties the jurisdiction of the custody belongs to the state of Virginia. The most important of those laws pertaining this case is the uniform child custody jurisdiction and enforcement act. You will have to file the proper procedure in the court...Read more »
Yes, there is a court process that will help on distributing the funds, bonds, stock or property any property that belong to your late mother. This will allow you and your siblings to release the funds from the bank. If you have any other questions please feel free to contact me...Read more »
My parents have joint custody, I’m on week with my mom I’m Humacao, and another with my dad in Caguas. I’ve been trying to convince my mother to ask for full custody for over two years now but she always puts it off. At this point in desperate, can I just decide not to go to my dads house? My... Read more »
It depends on different factors, i.e. your financial capacity to pay the child support you're providing for your new born child, income, age of the older dependent and many more. Feel free to contact me directly or our firm if you need any additional information. we will be glad...Read more »
My husbands son is 23 . All of his friends graduated with a bachelors degree a year ago. His son is taking over 5 yrs for college because he has only been a part time student(he started college at 18yrs old) . He should be a full time student since he does not and has not ever had a job or any... Read more »
Greeting. The general norm is that the responsibility to pay child support end by the time the dependent becomes an adult. In other words, when he turns 21 years old. But there are exceptions to the rule of law. Especially when a minor goes to college or on a pursue of a professional degree before...Read more »
Dad agreed signed for her son to move with Mom to FL, but he turned 18 and wants to move back to PR. He is a young adult with Asperger (fully functional). Would it be better for the lawyer to be hired in FL or PR to fight the custody? Will he still considered a minor in PR until the age of 21 and... Read more »
Greetings; The original jurisdiction of the matter belongs to Puerto Rico, since the case that originated that agreement was filed here. Unless that was a private agreement between you and the father that took place out of the courts. If the father files for custody, the case will he here in Puerto...Read more »
Good afternoon, you will need to file for custody in you state of residence as well as any other procedure related to the birth certificate needed in the process that you will file in court through the attorney that you will hire. If you need any help or any additional information feel free to...Read more »
Greetings. The responsibility of feeding the sons and daughters does not end automatically when they are 21 years old. If he or she began studies as minors, they have the right to request child support to finish their studies. However, this is not an absolute right. The amount of the child support...Read more »
She was born in PR but has been living with her mother and brother in PA for the past six years. She was helped by her grandparents (mother's parents) without our knowledge or consent. What are our options if any? We do not agree with her moving to PR.
This is quite a complex situation. Depending on the state where she resides, when she turns 18, as an adult, she can make her own decisions and be held responsible for her own actions. But as soon as she resides in Puerto Rico, if there hasn't been and emancipation procedure or if she isn't...Read more »
A couple was married 2 years, and have 2 children. After multiple attempts at reconciliation due to her cheating, they separated. She took kids and moved to Puerto Rico from Florida without father's permission. Father moved for a 2 yr period to Puerto Rico to be close to kids. But now he has... Read more »
There are child support guidelines that establish this monthly payment. The amount she's requesting sounds a bit exorbitant or exaggerated. In the end it all goes down two the monthly income of both parents and the guidelines to determine the amount to e paid and the responsibility of both parents...Read more »
A couple were married a little over 2 years while living in Florida... in those 2 years, wife cheated 3 times, and they attempted reconciliation. After the 3rd time, they separated, and she took kids and moved to Puerto Rico. They've been separated 4 yrs, and he wishes to divorce legally to... Read more »
There is no alimony under Puerto Rico law. But she could ask for parental support. You have to evaluate some legal requirements to know if she's entitled to it. Some specifics of the marriage have to be evaluated in order to determine this: the existence of a prenuptial agreement; the existence of...Read more »
I pay Child Support for 2 kids through ASUME in PR, but I'm located in TX. My kids have been living in CT for the last 5 years. My daughter is about to be eighteen, and came to live with me after her High School Graduation, but my son stayed with the Custodial Parent. How can I proceed to change or... Read more »
If you were to close the child support case in the State that you're actually have your legal residence and move to Puerto Rico while your child is legally underage (under 21 years of age) in the jurisdiction of Puerto Rico, given other requirements, you should be able to hire legal representation...Read more »
Usually one thing doesn’t have to cause any affect on the other. So a simple answer should be, no, it doesn’t prevent you from exercising your parental and visitation rights. The child support debt and the visitation rights are two separate issues.
A friend of mine lived in Puerto Rico until 6 months ago. He moved to Puerto Rico from Florida when his wife moved to Puerto Rico with kids to stay close to kids and be involved in their lives. Even while separated he provides $1000/ month to support the kids. He's been separated from wife for 4... Read more »
Yes, the divorce process will be filed and handled in Family Court in Puerto Rico. The family court will also oversee every process that has to do with the parental rights and visitation rights as well as the child custody and the child support matters. It is public policy of the upmost importance...Read more »
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