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1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Family Law for Puerto Rico on
Q: My sister passed away in Puerto Rico. I want to assume custody of my youngest nephew. His Dad has is not part of his lif

How can I get custody and how long does it take? My wife and I can take great care of him but we need to get back to FL in aprox 10 days.

Rafael Pagan
Rafael Pagan answered on Sep 22, 2021

Good afternoon. As a general rule, Puerto Rico courts procure that guardians of orphaned minors reside within the jurisdiction of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; unless no other alternative guardians are available to care for the minor. A custody case requires that close kin be present at the... Read more »

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Q: How do you obtain a birth certificate after being adopted in Puerto Rico?

Born in New York. At age 7 adopted in Puerto Rico. How to obtain Puerto Rican birth certificate with adoptive parent info?

Nelson Jose Francisco Alvarez-Aponte
Nelson Jose Francisco Alvarez-Aponte answered on Sep 1, 2020

Hello and thank you for using Justia. Since you we're bien in New York City you do not qualify for a birth certificate in Puerto Rico. You will need to get a name change in New York State Courts using the adoption decrece issued un Puerto Rico.

If you need additional information please...
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Q: Do I need an attorney in Puerto Rico to get name changed on birth certificate after adult adoption completed in NC?

I adopted my husband's adult son (born in Puerto Rico) in North Carolina. The court sent a report to vital records in Puerto Rico to have his birth certificate updated with his new last name. We are being told that Puerto Rico won't recognize the adoption without us appearing in court... Read more »

Nelson Jose Francisco Alvarez-Aponte
Nelson Jose Francisco Alvarez-Aponte answered on Feb 22, 2020

Hello and thank you for using Justia. In order to changed any information on a certificate registered in the Department of Demografic Registry (Office of Vital Récords) a Court Order is required. The Court must issue a ruling authorizing the change of information stated in the certificate. In... Read more »

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Q: How can I give my unborn child up to a couple who wants it here in PR?

My name is Wanda, I am here in PR and im currently 22 weeks pregnant but i don’t want this baby, was too late for an abortion and am trying to do an adoption. My bf has a coworker whom wants to adopt the baby i am carrying. How do we go about this process??

Nelson Jose Francisco Alvarez-Aponte
Nelson Jose Francisco Alvarez-Aponte answered on Jan 30, 2020

Hello and thank you for using Justia. You can create a surrogate agreement. You will need to visit a Notary Public inorder to create a written agreement between you and the adoptar.

If you need additional information please contact me directly.

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Q: I was adopted in San Juan, PR. My adoptive parents are deceased. How do I request my original birth certificate

I was born in 1958. My adoptive parents lived on the mainland my entire life and I still do.

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

Hello and thank you for using JUSTIA. If you were legally adopted then your birth certificate will appear under your adoptive parents. You will need to request the birth certificate using your adoptive parent's names on the request document. You can also contact the Family department in Puerto... Read more »

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Q: I adopted my step daughter in FL how do change her birth certificate in Puerto Rico
Naomi Jusino
Naomi Jusino answered on Sep 8, 2017

Hi,

If you want to change the information in a birth certificate issued by the demographic registry in Puerto Rico, you will need to file a case about change of name of correction of birth certificate in the district court where the child was born. You will need to state why you request the...
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Q: My daughter lost custody of her 3 kids to the Father's dad and stepmom they live in PR.do I have any rights to see them

I'm Their mom is my daughter

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Oct 30, 2016

Unfortunately, grandparents do not have many rights. In order for you to get rights, you have to prove a very high standard of harm to the children if you aren't granted rights. That is usually only done in cases where they have lived with you in the past.

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