Austin, TX asked in Child Support for Puerto Rico

Q: when the impose the $$ of child support my ex didnt work and she started working a few months after, how i change it ?

I have 2 children, one is 21 attending college in PR and a 17 year that lives with me. When I got divorced the judge impose certain amount for child support for my older son and i dont received anything from her for my youngest son because she was not working when we got divorce and they imposed the child support. A few months after she started working and she never reported that she was working and its been a few years. What i need to do in order to get the child support adjusted?

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Nelson Jose Francisco Alvarez-Aponte

Answered
  • Carolina, PR
  • Licensed in Puerto Rico

A: Happy holidays and thank you for using JUSTIA. You will need to file a petition to eliminate child support for the eldest since he is the one whom needs to claim for support from both parents. The mother has no right to claim on his behalf. The second thing you need to do is to file a petition for child support against the mothe on behalf of your youngest son stating that mother has income and capacity to pay child support in the childs favor.

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