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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for Puerto Rico on
Q: With being far a way from my grandmother am I able to call the police to have people removed from her home

They are causing a lot of problems and neighbors are saying abuse is even happening in the house . Abuse to the elderly

Nelson Jose Francisco Alvarez-Aponte
Nelson Jose Francisco Alvarez-Aponte answered on May 13, 2020

Hello and thank you for using Justia.

You have been notified by a third party that your Grandmother is being subjected to Elderly Abuse. You must immediately call the Puerto Rico Abuse Hotline at (787) 725-9788 or (787) 721-8225 and report the abuse. In addition you can contact the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Civil Rights for Puerto Rico on
Q: My father was married to my mother at the time of her death. She had three prior children before married my dad from

Previous marriage. Together the only had one child which is me. My father is try to sell the house in Puerto Rico my mother didn’t not leave a will. Can her other kids receive money from the sell or no

Jose Rivera
Jose Rivera answered on Mar 17, 2020

Greetings:

In a simple explanation. When your mother passed away half of the estate passes to you father and the other half is divided between you and your relatives. In a more technical one, the estate gets divided in half first as we first explained and then it will get evaluated an...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Civil Rights for Puerto Rico on
Q: Hi if child is of age and no longer in mother home in puerto rico mother refuse to give birth certificate and social

Can mother get introuble by law for holding them and not giving them up

Jose Rivera
Jose Rivera answered on Mar 5, 2020

Greetings:

As a parent you can request documents and credentials of your dependents. If they're of legal age they can request the documents themselves. If the mother prevents you from exercising your parental rights, you can file in court to validate those rights and have visitation...
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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Puerto Rico on
Q: 20 yr old female living in Florida. I want to get married. But my father doesn’t approve. Can he force me go back to PR?

Thanks

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

Hello and thank you for using JUSTIA. In the state of Florida the legal age of majority is 18. Since you are a resident of over said age you are legally emancipated and thus are an adult byou can legally marry your boyfriend without your father's consent. You are of legal age.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Civil Rights for Puerto Rico on
Q: Are there any resources in PR for dealing with Parental Alienation issues?

http://www.duhaime.org/LegalDictionary/P/ParentalAlienation.aspx

Naomi Jusino
Naomi Jusino answered on Nov 9, 2017

Yes.

Under a case of custody or visitations you can allege Parental Alienation.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Rights and Education Law for Puerto Rico on
Q: Do you know of any case about Homeschooling recently?

I would like to know if there is any recent case about a violation to the right of the parents to homeschool their children.

Naomi Jusino
Naomi Jusino answered on Oct 31, 2016

No, in Puerto Rico there is no recent case.

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