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2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Puerto Rico on
Q: Who has Jurisdiction of the child support case if the father of my son and my son lives in Philadelphia and I moved to

Puerto Rico, but the father was the one to submit the peticion requesting child support?

Jose Rivera
Jose Rivera answered on Sep 15, 2019

Philadelphia the place where he filed will have jurisdiction and they will request the assistance of any jurisdiction you relocate to.

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Puerto Rico on
Q: Is it legal for my daughter who is 18 to just move with her grandparents in Puerto Rico?

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.

Jose Rivera
Jose Rivera answered on Aug 28, 2019

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 »

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Puerto Rico on
Q: What rights do fathers have in custody cases?

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 »

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Jose Rivera answered on Jul 29, 2019

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 »

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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation and Identity Theft for Puerto Rico on
Q: What are alimony laws in Puerto Rico?

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 »

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Jose Rivera answered on Jul 29, 2019

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 »

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Puerto Rico on
Q: Child Support through ASUME in PR for 2 kids. the oldest recently came to live with me. How can I proceed about the CS?

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 »

Jose Rivera
Jose Rivera answered on Jul 8, 2019

You and the family lawyer that you hire will have to file the correspondent ASUME claims and allegations in your original case in Puerto Rico.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Puerto Rico on
Q: We're curious if we are currently living in the states and my husband pays child support here, would he still be.. oblig

Obligated to continue paying if we ended up moving to Puerto Rico? Because the age limit is entirely different from there.

Jose Rivera
Jose Rivera answered on Jul 8, 2019

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 »

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and International Law for Puerto Rico on
Q: In puerto rico I'm backed up on child support . Can I be denied visitation of my child?
Jose Rivera
Jose Rivera answered on Jul 4, 2019

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.

If there’s a judgement that states...
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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Divorce for Puerto Rico on
Q: Does a person filing divorce have to go to family court in Puerto Rico to determine custody of children?

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 »

Jose Rivera
Jose Rivera answered on Jul 8, 2019

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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