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Florida vs. Puerto Rico's Jurisdiction

Case Conclusion Date: 01.01.2010

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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