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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Puerto Rico on

Q: What rights do fathers have in custody cases?

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 »

Nelson Jose Francisco Alvarez-Aponte answered on Jul 20, 2019

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 »

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Puerto Rico on

Q: Child Support through ASUME in PR for 2 kids. the oldest recently came to live with me. How can I proceed about the CS?

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 »

Jose Rivera answered on Jul 8, 2019

You and the family lawyer that you hire will have to file the correspondent ASUME claims and allegations in your original case in Puerto Rico.

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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.

Jose Rivera answered on Jul 8, 2019

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 »

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and International Law for Puerto Rico on

Q: In puerto rico I'm backed up on child support . Can I be denied visitation of my child?

Nelson Jose Francisco Alvarez-Aponte answered on Jul 4, 2019

Hello and thank you for using JUSTIA. No you cannot. Child support payments and visitation rights are two totally seperate issues and are not based one on the other.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Puerto Rico on

Q: My child is 18 and has received child support from Philadelphia since she was an infant ..but we have lived in PR for 18

years and in PR she is still a minor until 21.....can the child support case be tranfered from Philly to PR ?

Nelson Jose Francisco Alvarez-Aponte answered on Jul 2, 2019

Hello and thank you for using JUSTIA. You will need to open a new case in Puerto Rico.

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Q: Why am I not allowed to explain why I can't pay child support to the judge if I don't have a lawyer present?

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 »

Nelson Jose Francisco Alvarez-Aponte answered on Jun 13, 2019

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 »

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Q: Is there anything I can do if the mother is asking for a raise for child support?

She has two other kids from different fathers that are not even enrolled in ASUME and do not give her any money.

Nelson Jose Francisco Alvarez-Aponte answered on Jun 13, 2019

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 »

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Q: As of today 2019, what is the age for child support to be terminated if case was filed in Puerto Rico?

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?

Nelson Jose Francisco Alvarez-Aponte answered on May 30, 2019

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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Social Security for Puerto Rico on

Q: Injustice. I live in Puerto Rico and my daughter also and my SS won't pay for her until she is 21.

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.

Nelson Jose Francisco Alvarez-Aponte answered on May 22, 2019

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 »

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Q: I live in Nevada and my kids with there mom in PR. How does Asume calculate payments?

Do they take into consideration my monthly cost of living? It’s way more expensive here then in PR. How would this get calculated? Thanks in advance.

Nelson Jose Francisco Alvarez-Aponte answered on May 16, 2019

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...
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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Social Security for Puerto Rico on

Q: Will my Social Security benefits help me pay child support while my daughter attends college in Puerto Rico.

I will be retiring soon at the age of 62 and my daughter is 17 and will be attending college soon. I will only be getting $700 a month and I pay $150 a month for child support.

Do I have to pay child support thru ASUME while she is in college?

Nelson Jose Francisco Alvarez-Aponte answered on May 16, 2019

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.

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Q: My ex denied child support in front of a judge years ago and now wants to get child support what can happen?

Nelson Jose Francisco Alvarez-Aponte answered on May 10, 2019

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 »

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Q: How does the Child support get calculated in this scenario.

My Ex lives in NY I'm in PR, I voluntary pass her $ for child support (we are not in ASUME) She got marry (no Prenup) i'm marry with prenup (Does his salary count on her behalf?

Nelson Jose Francisco Alvarez-Aponte answered on May 3, 2019

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 »

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Q: Does the father of baby have to pay support during pregnancy?

Nelson Jose Francisco Alvarez-Aponte answered on Mar 29, 2019

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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Puerto Rico on

Q: The father ir my son lives in Orlando,FL and I have full custody of my son can I use Child Support?

He's very irresponsable and change from job job to job so Asume can't find him.What can I do?He owes a lot and he fills federal faxes using my son's soccial security number without my consent and even de pm that he doesn't send money to our kid.

Nelson Jose Francisco Alvarez-Aponte answered on Mar 20, 2019

Hello and thank you for using JUSTIA. You have the social security number of the father thus ASUME should be able to get you his Tax refund sent to you each year. You can also file a petition against the paternal Grand parents for payments of child support since the father is not paying. Another... Read more »

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Q: Why do you I have to pay so much Childsuport if my daughter does not live with her mother and has a baby

And lives with the man his 27 and she 16years old and they live by them Self and the mother is receiving the money

Nelson Jose Francisco Alvarez-Aponte answered on Mar 13, 2019

Hello and thank you for using JUSTIA. The question should be "Why is a 16 year old minor living with a male of 27 years of age when this constitutes sexual abuse of a minor, child abuse and possible statutory rape if sexual relations were done prior to her 16th birthday."

The child support...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Puerto Rico on

Q: Where can I find proof that grandma received child support for son (1940's PR)? She said she never got it, but ex paid

I'm trying to fill in the blanks over here. After 20 years of searching, I finally found my father's half-sister. The story my grandmother told me was that she never got child support from the father of her child and he had friends in the court system so that she wouldn't get the money. My aunt... Read more »

Nelson Jose Francisco Alvarez-Aponte answered on Feb 3, 2019

Hello and thank you for using JUSTIA. I am afraid that the records you are searching for no longer exist. Our current system began in 1950 with the creation of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the signing of our Constitution. The records that you are searching for are from a lower court known as... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Puerto Rico on

Q: when the impose the $$ of child support my ex didnt work and she started working a few months after, how i change it ?

I have 2 children, one is 21 attending college in PR and a 17 year that lives with me. When I got divorced the judge impose certain amount for child support for my older son and i dont received anything from her for my youngest son because she was not working when we got divorce and they imposed... Read more »

Nelson Jose Francisco Alvarez-Aponte answered on Jan 4, 2019

Happy holidays and thank you for using JUSTIA. You will need to file a petition to eliminate child support for the eldest since he is the one whom needs to claim for support from both parents. The mother has no right to claim on his behalf. The second thing you need to do is to file a petition for... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Puerto Rico on

Q: Hi there, my daughter lives in PR. Is there something I can pursue or file that could postpone her return for 6mos?

As in, I want to file where I live after making the case for residency for a fair review of custody (and avoid alienation). Also some explanation of the power of asume would be helpful too.

Nelson Jose Francisco Alvarez-Aponte answered on Jan 4, 2019

Happy holidays and thank you for using JUSTIA. You can file for joint custody or full custody. Since your daughter lives in Puerto Rico you should verify if any custody ruling has been set in Puerto Rico. If not, then you can file in your home state. As for ASUME this is a child support agency that... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Puerto Rico on

Q: i live in the us and my son lives with his mom in PR am I responsible for both flights to see my son or is it half?

Nelson Jose Francisco Alvarez-Aponte answered on Dec 12, 2018

Hello and thank you for using JUSTIA. If your son travels then both parents cover the costs half and half of his travel expenses. Since this is not the case, I am afraid that you will have to pay both flights unless you come to an accord with the child's mother. There is nothing in the laws that... Read more »

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