Jacksonville, FL asked in Child Support for Puerto Rico

Q: I’m a disabled vet and my daughter gets benefits from chapter 35 DEA. Can those payments replace child support?

She gets over $1,200 monthly. My child support orders me to pay $1,000...she’s 22 years old. Thank you in advance.

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

A: Hello and thank you for using Justia. The Child Support laws in Puerto Rico are applicable upto the age of 21. There is an exemption to this rule when your Child is studying. If this is not the case, then you must petition the Court to eliminate Child Support. It is not eliminated automatically.

Any benefit that the Child receives on your behalf or effort is considered as part of the Child Support payments. Thus the benefit your daughter has been receiving from the Veterens Administration is considered as part of your Child Support obligation and you need not pay any additional amount since she is receiving more than what the Court has determined should be the monthly child support you pay.

If you need additional information please feel free to contact me directly.

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