Bajo las leyes de Puerto Rico, un joven de 18 años, graduado hace un año (2022) de esc superior, no continuó estudios universitarios, no trabaja, tiene derecho a recibir pensión alimentaria hasta los 21 años?
En Puerto Rico, todo joven menor de 21 años se considera menor de edad; y, por lo tanto, acreedor a pensión alimentaria. Si la pensión es a través de ASUME o fue establecida por orden del tribunal, aún si llega a los 21 años, la suspensión de la pensión no es automática; y requiere que...View More
Trying to get passport and the only document that doesn’t reflect my name change and gender marker is my birth certificate which I been told I have to get fixed in PR by a lawyer but not sure where to go from there as I’m having a hard time finding a lawyer who does this kind of thing.
An attorney in Puerto Rico should advise, but you await a response for two weeks. At this point, you could reach out to attorneys. You could supplement your own searches with the "Find a Lawyer" tab above, and with bar association attorney referral services. Those resources are outside...View More
We have never gone thru ASUME, but my Ex continues to tell me that I am obligated to cover all of the cost that I would have to as if we did go thru ASUME. She lived in PR with my daughters, and I live in NJ. I pay my monthly amount and then some when I can. My oldest daughter is 17 turning 18 in... View More
The court order trumps ASUME. The Administration for the Sustenance of Minors (ASUME) is the Puerto Rico government agency by which Puerto Rico enacts the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act of February 9, 1993. There may be a benefit to paying through ASUME, in that they can certify that...View More
My husband has a son who is 20 years old. He resides in Massachusetts since the age of 5. The mother had an order of child support through assume but when she moved to Massachusetts, she opened on there. We paid child support to her trough Massachusetts and once the child turn 18 it stopped. But... View More
If you live in North Carolina, I suggest that your husband retain the services of a Puerto Rico attorney. So long as ASUME is not informed that the 20 year-old's case was transferred to Massachusetts, they'll continue recognizing the amounts owed and surcharges will continue to...View More
Ive been living in Puerto Rico with my grandmother for the last 5 years, when i came down to pr my parents were in a bad spot and could not properly take care of me, i told her everything and she put me under a guardianship with her, the last time i was informed on what was going on with the... View More
A person comes of age in Puerto Rico at 21. What your grandmother has told you is not correct nor is it legal. If you're already 21 years of age or older, you are legally capable of making your own decisions and leaving, if you wish to do so.
We had a child custody order, and I maintain jursidiction in my state. She moved to PR with child. Based on my state, child support will end at 18. After it's completed, can she in turn file for child support in PR upon my child turning 18 as a new child support case?
First off, she must reside in Puerto Rico with your child for a year, in order to demostrate residence. Once Puerto Rico is the state of residence, adulthood is achieved upon reaching 21. So long as you pay child support, you can present the case to the court or to ASUME (the Administration for...View More
My father’s will gave my mentally disabled sister 75% of the house and surrounding land in Puerto Rico with the balance divided evenly between me, my other 2 sisters and my brother. However because she can’t live alone (my father was taking care of her on the property) she wants to give me her... View More
The only way to achieve this would be through a court authorization. Puerto Rico Civil Code presumes that all adults are judicially capable to make their own decisions. In the case of mentally disabled adults, a lawsuit must be filed with the court to legally incapacitate your sister and assign her...View More
Cobrar rentas, utilidades, administrar y tomar medidas de protección del caudal. También añade facultades extraordinarias para la ejecución del testamento de vender. ¿Con esa facultad extraordinaria de vender, puedo vender solo con la autorización verbal de los otros herederos forzosos sin... View More
Buenas tardes. Antes que nada, una vez fallecido su padre, son dos pasos que debe llevar a cabo: Primero, debe levantar un inventario del caudal en los primeros 30 días siguientes al fallecimiento, para tener una idea de lo que dejó. Segundo, debe acudir al tribunal para solicitar cartas...View More
¿Cómo puedo proceder a vender una casa (soy albacea y heredero del testamento) cuando uno de los herederos (total de 6 herederos directos) ha tomado posesión de la casa y se niega a aceptar cualquier venta de la propiedad?
Primer paso (si ya no lo ha hecho) debe ser solicitar, mediante Petición al Tribunal, que se expida carta testamentaria a su favor como albacea. Para esto, debe otorgar declaración jurada aceptando usted el cargo de albacea. Esta declaración jurada se envía al notario que autorizó el...View More
I live in Florida and my son lives with his mother in PR. His mom gave him 2 options... (1) go to College and study whatever you want or (2) Join the Coast Guard. I know my obligations if he decides to go to college, but if he joins any branch of the military at 18 years of age, I can't... View More
Your message does not state whether child support was assigned by the Puerto Rico courts. In any event, even if and when your son reaches the legal age of 21, release from child support payments is not automatic: you would have to submit a Motion before the Court for relief from child support....View More
Property filed under name of spouse who developed Lewy body dementia and Alzheimer's. Can property be transferred to the healthy spouse? What rights, if any, do the children of the sick spouse have to the property in question? Do the children need to be considered in the transfer of property... View More
Under Puerto Rico law, an incapacitated individual's property may not be transferred to another person. Nevertheless, the administration and care of said property may be assigned to another. The healthy spouse would need to incapacitate the spouse suffering from dementia and/or alzheimer, and...View More
The place has great emotional value to all, We all grew up there, but one brother has taken over, made additions to the the house and now claims it to himself, restricting or downright prohibiting the entrance to all others against our mother’s wishes. He will not reason and broke contact with... View More
When one of many heirs assumes control of an hereditary estate, the final recourse is to go before the courts in Puerto Rico. You may not want to sell, but your siblings have an equal right in the matter. Also, Puerto Rico Civil Code states that no commoner may be forced to remain in a property...View More
I have a horrible relationship with my parents but all my problems and fights are with my mom, they are both still married and live together with me at my house, my mom once called the police to kick me out because we had a fight and the officer said theres nothing they could do because i was 18... View More
Your boyfriend's mother is correct: until you reach the age of 21, Puerto Rico Rule of Law considers you underage, subject to your parents' authority. You provide little information regarding the family dynamics in your home. Has your father intervened regarding your eviction? If you feel...View More
Regardless of whom your selling your participation to, the Puerto Rico Notary Law requires a notary to identify the personal circumstances of each person who appear before him/her to subscribe a deed or sworn statement. Each person must demostrate that he/she is of legal age, and provide the...View More
For a short term guardianship, a sworn testimony from your sister and your nephew's father would be sufficient, stating the date on which the minor would leave Puerto Rico, the date on which your nephew would return to his mom, the address where your nephew would physically reside in your...View More
She will be finished with her technical college of cosmetology by mid April. Once she starts working, I need to know when and how I go about stopping child support. ASUME has been no help at all. Thank you!
The process entails submitting a copy of your late aunt's death certificate, then, preparing and submitting a request for testmentary certification to the Office of Notary Inspections ("ODIN", by its Spanish acronym). ODIN will certify whether or not your aunt left a will and...View More
Although in other states, an 18-year old is considered an adult, for the purposes of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Rule of Law says that a person is an adult at 21 years of age. However, an 18-year old may be emancipated (that is, legally brought to adulthood) either by the subscription of a...View More
My brother and I are the heirs of our late parents home and other properties. We just started the process of the Declaration of herederos. He is becoming very agressive with me and his girlfriend is all over my things etc. Can I ask an officer to assist me to the home to remove things from the... View More
As a matter of law, the answer to your question is relatively straightforward: the property belongs to your late parents until the declaration of heirs has been issued by the court, the estate tax filing has been presented to the Puerto Rico Treasury Department, and you and your brother's...View More
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