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Statute of Limitations on Child Support for Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico child support statute of limitations including the civil code, what age paternity must be established and emancipate rules.

Puerto Rico Age of Majority: when child support payments can be stopped.

21 years of age or whenever minor is self supporting through marriage or requiring non-custodian to provide for post-secondary education

Statutory cite or civil code reference for the age of majority?

If not addressed in the order, at what age is child support automatically terminated as a matter of State law?

Does child support end if the child leaves the household but does not emancipate?

See answer to Age of Majority

Is support ever paid beyond the age of majority?

See answer to Age of Majority

Statute of Limitations to enforce a child support order.

None, while minor has not attained majority; 5 years after minor attains majority, if obligor is disabled, when disability ceases.

Statute of Limitations to establish paternity:

Action for recognition of children can only be established during life of presumptive parents and 1 year beyond their death except in following instances:

(1) if father or mother died during minority of child, in which case child may bring his action before first 4 years of his having attained his majority shall have elapsed;

(2) if after death of father or mother there shall appear a written statement or document, of which no notice was previously had, wherein child is expressly recognized, in this case action shall be established within next 6 months after document has been discovered. Voluntary acknowledgements by ascendents and collaterals of putative parent.

Is dormancy revival/renewal possible?


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