Simpsonville, SC asked in Family Law and Child Support for Puerto Rico

Q: We're curious if we are currently living in the states and my husband pays child support here, would he still be.. oblig

Obligated to continue paying if we ended up moving to Puerto Rico? Because the age limit is entirely different from there.

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Jose Rivera
Jose Rivera
Answered
  • Ponce, PR
  • Licensed in Puerto Rico

A: If you were to close the child support case in the State that you're actually have your legal residence and move to Puerto Rico while your child is legally underage (under 21 years of age) in the jurisdiction of Puerto Rico, given other requirements, you should be able to hire legal representation to reopen your case in Puerto Rico.

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

A: Hello and thank you for using JUSTIA. If the chid is a resident of Puerto Rico then the obligación of child support continúes up to the age of 21 and can even be extended until the age of 25 if that child continúes his education . The main factor in your case is the residency of the child and not the parents. Your viajando pays child support on an order issued in and by South Carolina not Puerto Rico. Even if your husband lives in Puerto Rico but the child lives in South Carolina , the child support laws applicable are those of said State and not Puerto Rico. If the child is not a resident of Puerto Rico and the child support case is in the South Carolina (no Child support order from Puerto Rico) then your husband is bound by the laws of South Carolina and not Puerto Rico. He has no obligation under Puerto Rico law and can feel free to live in Puerto Rico without the worries of the child support continuing after the age of 18 in South Carolina. Welcome to Puerto Rico.

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