Hello and thank you for using JUSTIA. The child is still a minor and has a legal right to receive child support Even if he is in jail. The differences now is that said child support payments will be maid to the party whom has his custody thus the Juveniles Corrections Department in the child's name...Read more »
Hello and thank you for using JUSTIA. In Puerto Rico there is no alimony, Just child support until the age of 21. Once the child tienes 21 the child support order will be eliminated if the non-custodial parent request elimination. After the age of 21until the age of 25, a child can request from...Read more »
Hello and thank you for using JUSTIA. The jurisdiction belongs to the Court that issued the child support order or has a pending case where the child is a resident. If an order to pay child support has been issued then that issuing Court will have continual and exclusive jurisdiction on said matter...Read more »
Hello and thank you for using JUSTIA. You will need to file a copy of your son's induction papers. These are the documents that are given to your son when he signs up for the military services and is deployed at boot camp.
She was born in PR but has been living with her mother and brother in PA for the past six years. She was helped by her grandparents (mother's parents) without our knowledge or consent. What are our options if any? We do not agree with her moving to PR.
This is quite a complex situation. Depending on the state where she resides, when she turns 18, as an adult, she can make her own decisions and be held responsible for her own actions. But as soon as she resides in Puerto Rico, if there hasn't been and emancipation procedure or if she isn't...Read more »
A couple was married 2 years, and have 2 children. After multiple attempts at reconciliation due to her cheating, they separated. She took kids and moved to Puerto Rico from Florida without father's permission. Father moved for a 2 yr period to Puerto Rico to be close to kids. But now he has... Read more »
Hello and thank you for using JUSTIA. That amount requested by your wife for child support sounds very extravagant. The child support laws are very clear cita. It tales both parties monthly income and then refers to a chart that sets a number for child support based on the percentage that each...Read more »
I pay Child Support for 2 kids through ASUME in PR, but I'm located in TX. My kids have been living in CT for the last 5 years. My daughter is about to be eighteen, and came to live with me after her High School Graduation, but my son stayed with the Custodial Parent. How can I proceed to change or... Read more »
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...Read more »
I live in Florida a received a summons for non payment of child support. I flew to Puerto Rico to attend court and they would not allow me to speak because I did not have a lawyer. I was immediately arrested, thrown in jail, and told I would stay there until all the child support had been paid.... Read more »
Hello and thank you for using JUSTIA. Judges in Puerto Rico do not allow a party to speak in court hearing since you have a constitutional right to not incriminate yourself. Anything you say will be used against you. The law states that failing to comply with a child support court order is contempt...Read more »
Hello and thank you for using JUSTIA. The only thing you can do and should do is hire an Attorney to defend your rights. The child support process is a very technical forum to handle on your own and can leave you in the dark. An Attorney will assure that a fair child support is set so that you can...Read more »
Child had live in Ohio for the past 11 years and attends college, does it affects the process? Minor is 20 years old, with how much time of anticipation can the support termination request be submitted?
Hello and thank you for using JUSTIA. The age is twenty-one. To file you must wait until the child turns twenty-one and then file on said date. However, you may want to contact an Attorney with this case since the child is not a minor in Ohio and is a legal resident of that state. This may have a...Read more »
Why does the SS administration not pay until she is 21 if the Puerto Rico law states that anyone under 21 is still considered a minor and that child support has to be paid until the age of 21 years old? I'm confused and feel it is not fair. Thanx.
Hello and thank you for using JUSTIA. The Social Security program is a federal program and uses the age of 18 as the age of majority. In 48 States the age of majority is reached at age 18. This age of 18 is considered the age of majority due to the fact that this is the age that one can vote....Read more »
Hello and thank you for using JUSTIA. Yes your living expenses are taken into consideration although the only credits you will receive are for additional dependant children, taxes and any other benefits for the children in this case.
Child support is calculated by combining the income of...Read more »
Hello and thank you for using JUSTIA. Social security benefits for a dependant are only available up to the age of 18. After said age your daughter will not receive any benefit from your Social Security. You may want to check out the student grants and/or loans that are available for the student.
Hello and thank you for using JUSTIA. The Judge will give her child support retroactive from the day that she files the request. If she files today then the child support will be retroactive as of today. The law also allows her to use an Attorney at your cost. The best scenario is for you to talk...Read more »
Hello and thank you for using JUSTIA. In Puerto Rico as of February of 2019 the laws of prenup changed and thus it is not a bullet proof protection anymore thus this may or may not protect your spouse from having to jointly pay for your child support. It all depends on the child's needs. As for you...Read more »
Hello and thank you for using JUSTIA. The civil code doesnot provide for this. Thus There being no laws related to this matter, the father is not obligated to pay support unless he admites that the fetus is his in which case the Court can fix a support payment. You need to prove that the fetus is...Read more »
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