Asked in Child Support for Puerto Rico

Q: Why do you I have to pay so much Childsuport if my daughter does not live with her mother and has a baby

And lives with the man his 27 and she 16years old and they live by them Self and the mother is receiving the money

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1 Lawyer Answer

Nelson Jose Francisco Alvarez-Aponte

Answered
  • Carolina, PR
  • Licensed in Puerto Rico

A: Hello and thank you for using JUSTIA. The question should be "Why is a 16 year old minor living with a male of 27 years of age when this constitutes sexual abuse of a minor, child abuse and possible statutory rape if sexual relations were done prior to her 16th birthday."

The child support payment is for the child and not the mother thus you will need to open an account in your daughter's name, deposit the child support in said account and file a motion with the Court informing them of this change of residence and payment. This will avoid the mother from getting the money as well as protect you from defaulting on your legal obligation to comply with the Court order to pay child support.

The only way to eliminate said obligation to pay child support is by getting the Court to eliminate said obligation. This can be done by you requesting custody of your daughter since the mother has allowed your daughter to live with an adult in violatión of child safety laws. Another possibility is for your daughter to get married with her parent's consent and then request the Court to eliminate the child support obligation.

Your obligation to pay child support continues until your daughter turns 21 and a Court eliminates said obligation. It's not automátically eliminated. The Court must order the elimination or your obligation to pay child support continues. Please contract legal services for this matter.

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