Q: Hi there, my daughter lives in PR. Is there something I can pursue or file that could postpone her return for 6mos?
As in, I want to file where I live after making the case for residency for a fair review of custody (and avoid alienation). Also some explanation of the power of asume would be helpful too.
A: Happy holidays and thank you for using JUSTIA. You can file for joint custody or full custody. Since your daughter lives in Puerto Rico you should verify if any custody ruling has been set in Puerto Rico. If not, then you can file in your home state. As for ASUME this is a child support agency that receives the child support payments. If they are involved in your case then a custody ruling has been set and the jurisdiction for any claim of custody or child support is in Puerto Rico. ASUME has the same powers as does any Child Welfare office in the states. They do report delinquent accounts to the IRS and state authorities. ASUME is the child welfare office in Puerto Rico. They have exclusive jurisdiction on child support issues and set the child support amount in cases that involve interstate parental rights thus they are the exclusive authority in your case since one parent is in Puerto Rico and you are in the states. Hope this answers your questions and eliminates your doubts.
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