Florida vs. Puerto Rico's Jurisdiction

Omar Carmona-Sanchez

Case Conclusion Date:January 1, 2010

Practice Area:Family

Outcome:Case dismissed

Description:Mother moved to Puerto Rico; shortly after Father filed Paternity Action in Seminole County. Weeks later, mother filed Paternity Action in Puerto Rico. Father requested for the child to be returned to Florida and filed a Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction. Puerto Rico court dismissed the case for lack of jurisdiction and issued a written opinion. Months later, Father won join parental responsibility with primary residency.

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