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Q: How long does it take for child visitation rights to be resolved in Puerto Rico?

I was wondering typically how long does it take to establish the child visitation rights for the father of the child in question? The process for the local visitation has started this month, January. I was also wondering if the process of establishing set visitation days dictated by court order for a parent living in Puerto Rico vs a parent moving to Chicago would be any different? The father in this case, currently lives in Puerto Rico where the child is living, but will be needing to move out of the island and into the states in a set amount of months. Does he need to file a completely different motion and process to insure that he is able to obtain his son for the summers and the holidays? Or is it all the same? The father has consistently paid his child support and has always been up to date.

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Nelson Jose Francisco Alvarez-Aponte
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Carolina, PR
  • Licensed in Puerto Rico

A: Hello and thank you for using JUSTIA. The process all depends on the complexity of the parties to the case. If both parties are in agreement then the time span is usually one month. However if the parties are not in agreement then the case can take time. Usually the court dates are every two to three months apart to allow social services evaluations of the parties. It can consume time base on the willingness of the parties. No matter what needs to be done in said case you will need an attorney to represent your rights in this matter. As for the proceedings, it is all one case thus if he needs to relocate the same case will handle that dilema.

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