Orlando, FL asked in Child Support for Puerto Rico

Q: Can by balance of 35k be reduced or 0 out in Puerto Rico?

My son had dropped out of high school at 16 then decided to go to job corps. Graduated at 17 was working for some people on the island then move to FL. Just turning 18yo. Lived with me and i found him employment were i am currently. He was with me for about a year before he moved out and back with his mom... All that time i was and still paying child support for him.. What can i do?

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

A: Hello and thank you for using Justia. You can and must get the Child support order reviewed and ceased. You also need to request credit for payments made directly to the Child while he was in your physical custody (residing) and / or under your care. This is amatter that you problably would want to use an Attorney for the process.

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

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

A: Greetings

You have to request to have your child support case reviewed so you can provide proof that you have been providing for your son and that he has been living with you all that time through your legal representation. The court will examine the evidence and listen to the parties involved in a hearing. After examining the evidence; and listening to the testimony it will evaluate the receipts and listen to the legal foundation that can have the case closed or give credit to the payments that have been made.

The court will give credit to those years he has been living with you and or under your custody.

If you have any other questions or need additional information please feel free to contact us directly and we will be glad to help.

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