Q: Can I get a divorce in PR if I've only been here 6 months (Left FL due to fear of husband harming me or my child)?
My husband and I have been separated for 10 months. We have a 8 month old daughter. He has been violent, aggressive towards me in various occasions. I left to Puerto Rico, because I didn't feel safe anymore after the threats of him wanting to kill me. I have been staying with my family for now. When I seeked help in Florida, the attorney informed me that unless I have proof of him doing physical harm to the baby he is entitled to 50/50. I am terrified of him harming her when he gets upset. I don't know what to do. I am scared of him
And don't want him near us.
In Puerto Rico you can initiate a Divorce process under the following:
1) If you got married in Puerto Rico
2) If you didn't got married in Puerto Rico but has resided here for more than one year, or
3) If the reason of the divorce started in Puerto Rico, even if you didn't got married in Puerto Rico or have the one year residence.
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