Amsterdam, NY asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Civil Rights and Juvenile Law for Puerto Rico

Q: Is the law different in Puerto Rico on leaving a 16 yr child home alone after school while I’m at work

He is a mature teenager

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A: The laws regarding leaving a 16-year-old child home alone after school can vary by jurisdiction, and Puerto Rico may have its own specific regulations or guidelines. It's important to check with local authorities or consult an attorney in Puerto Rico who is knowledgeable about family and child welfare laws to understand the legal requirements in your specific area.

In many places, the decision to leave a mature teenager home alone after school may depend on factors such as the child's maturity, responsibility, and ability to care for themselves safely. It's also essential to consider any local ordinances, school policies, or childcare regulations that may apply.

To ensure compliance with the law and the well-being of your child, it's advisable to seek guidance from local authorities or legal experts who can provide you with specific information and advice relevant to your situation in Puerto Rico.

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