Q: Can someone who is 19 move away from there parents in PR? is the age 21? What if she moves to the states does it change?
Hello and thank you for using JUSTIA. Anybody under the age of 21 and a legal resident of Puerto Rico is a minor under law and therefore is under the guidance and regulations of the parents that have custody. A minor cannot move away without parental consent and the fact that she moves to a state does not change the fact of being a minor since she is a legal resident of Puerto Rico. For a change to occur one would have to become a legal resident of another jurisdiction. Usually residency laws require 180 days in said jurisdiction. A parent can obligate the minor to return to the parental home by going to the court and getting an order.
However, the minor of 18 years old or over can petition the court for emancipation which would render her the right to act and live as an adult thus allowing her to move out on her own.
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