I live in the states
answered on Jan 10, 2023
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... Read more »
I want to leave but what happens if she takes my note and takes it to hay judge
answered on Dec 20, 2022
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... Read more »
In Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, I have two boys who are 20 and 18 years old. Instead of using Assume, I have been paying child support through military allotment. My second oldest has been out of school for six months, and my eldest has been out for a year and a half. In Puerto Rico, their collegiate... Read more »
answered on Nov 28, 2022
In Puerto Rico, a minor reaches legal age when he or she reaches 21 years old. Nevertheless, Rule of Law states that a dependant child may be entitled to receive child support through 25, if said child is studying undergraduate or even graduate studies.
That being said, cessation of payment... Read more »
Address Loiza, PR. I am married & when traveling back to Florida, I chose to leave my husband, he new of the trip to visit my adult son & he purchased our tickets. Due to years of emotional abuse & an irreconcilable relationship. I have our 9yr old daughter with me, she is homeschooled... Read more »
answered on Sep 23, 2022
Under normal circumstances, the illegal deprivation of custody is considered a misdemeanor (Article 121 of the Puerto Rico Penal Code); and occurs when a parent is denied the custody of a child. However, it is considered a felony with a fixed jail term of eight (8) years when the minor is... Read more »
That will give me a lucrative occupation and more income. It will take a year or so. Can I keep joint custody and have him spend time there with me in the states while IIm getting my degree?Unfortunately will change the agreement on the days and time I keep him as we are proposing. Time is an... Read more »
answered on Aug 22, 2022
You will have to notify the court of any changes and circumstances that may alter the agreements so it won't cause any conflict that may affect or reverse any progress on the custody agreements achieved in court.
answered on Aug 12, 2022
I'm not clear on what "FT" means. Nevertheless, once your child becomes of legal age at 21, he or she must assume responsibility for requiring what is no longer "child support", but rather support between relatives ("alimentos entre parientes"). Puerto Rico... Read more »
My balance is outrageous and based off incorrect information. I never got to see the child. Just looking for information on how to go about this situation.
answered on Jan 12, 2022
If your child support payment is based on false information you can always file for review and provide the proper information so the agency can correct the calculations.
How can I prove he is not the father and end his parental rights
answered on Oct 1, 2021
The Puerto Rico Civil Code establishes a presumption that children begotten within a marriage are the offspring of both spouses. A simple paternity test can determine whether of not your husband is the biological father.
Ending your spouse's paternity rights, however, is another... Read more »
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.
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 »
answered on Jul 21, 2021
You will have to file a modification of visitation rights and regime.
Does she need to have her own room? I have a pull out bed for her in my room.
answered on Apr 13, 2021
As her legal guardian the state can try to make sure that the minor has her own space and that she-he is provided with everything required for her/his well being taking in consideration the economic means and capability of the legal guardian to be able to take care of the minor.
I got provisional custody of my cousin that is 18 years old as of now. His father is dead and her mother is in the USA , he has a sister but its also in the USA.Also his mother was in a legal battle with his father for years ( she left the kid with his father when he was around 4 years old or 6... Read more »
answered on Feb 12, 2021
You may have to address these issues directly to the court. Right now you have physical custody. Since it was temporary. You can request for other guardians to take custody and responsibility.
answered on Dec 3, 2020
Se hace mediante una petición ante el tribunal mediante de un abogado y existen otros asuntos relacionados a atender.
Si tiene alguna otra duda, no dude en contactarnos directamente. Estamos para servirle.
They see reason to remove kids from mom. If I am awarded physical custody do I have to relocate to Puerto Rico or can I bring kids to US. We are now in court fighting for custody.
answered on Nov 12, 2020
If you're fighting for legal custody this means you have a legal representative. It is not our place to intervene in your attorney/client relationship or give you any legal counsel that may give the appearance of improper intervention due to ethical rules.
if... Read more »
We are not married. His name is not on the birth certificate. I have proof he denied the baby, refused involvement, left &moved states during the pregnancy. I have proof that he refuses to tell me where he is. I offered him a DNA test which he also refuses. He has not offered any financial... Read more »
answered on Oct 25, 2020
You'll have to file a parental filiation or parentage case and all the case related to it. These type of case are very technical, so we advice you to hire legal representation.
If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us. We will be glad to be at your service.
answered on Sep 28, 2020
Hello and thank you for using Justia. There is no specified age in law. The general standard is that at age 10 the Child has an opinión but the Court is not obligated. The key factor is the best resource for the child regardless of the age.
If you need additional information please feel... Read more »
on file in PR. Can grandparents get temporary custody while court requires rehabilitation?
We live in Wa state! Our home was the children’s home away from home before they moved from here to PR! Son in law is abusive to our daughter and has complete control over her! What can be done to... Read more »
answered on Aug 2, 2020
Hello and thank you for using Justia. Yes the Grandparents can petitión for custody of the children if thier wellbeing is at risk. This is done by filing a petition in Family Court, notifying the Family Department, notifying the Child Protection Agency or directly with the Court.
Please... Read more »
Hi! I’m 16 and I would like to know if I could decide with whom I want to live. My parents were not married when they had me so my mother has custody of me but she is moving to Florida and I have expressed her that I don’t want to live there, I want to stay in Puerto Rico but they don’t... Read more »
answered on Jul 25, 2020
Hello and thank you for using Justia. You can have your Father petitión for your custody. At the Hearing of the Petitión you will be able to testify and you opinión will be heard. This will in most instances allow a Court to rule in your Father's favor and allow you to stay un Puerto Rico.... Read more »
My daughter has express multiple times wanting to live with me. What can I do?
answered on Jul 21, 2020
It may depend on many factors, but you can certainly retain the services of an attorney and file for legal custody and all the cases related to the matter.
The court will evaluate and order a social study, as well as an evaluation to oversee if such changes will result on... Read more »
We are not married and he left us when she was 2 1/2 months to Texas then to Florida. He came back in November 2019. He now lives in PR but has rarely visited us. My daughter is now 1 year and a few months old. He has really made much efforts on helping us. My mother and grandmother has been... Read more »
answered on May 27, 2020
Hello and thank you for using Justia. You will need the Father's consent to travel with the child to New York. If the Father does not give consent then you will need to request Court Authority for travel and transfer of the Child to New York.
Your case presents a special complication.... Read more »
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