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JMRS Law Office state and federal cases with a personal & professional approach.
  • Family Law, Divorce, Criminal Law ...
  • Puerto Rico
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Biography

Jose Rivera is currently admitted to practice of law and litigation in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, as well as admitted to its Federal District Court.

He is fluently bilingual in English and Spanish and possess a broad experience in the general litigation practice.
Those experiences, skills and duties that include, but are not limited to civil procedures, family law, divorce litigation, child custody, criminal defense, and administrative procedures, Immigration procedures, probate law, labor law, collections, Wills and testaments, neighbors disputes, TROs, property law, real estate, Evictions, Torts, diverse contracts, property regime and complete aspect of condominium laws, appeals and appellate procedures.

During his early years he has worked assisting different attorneys and Judges from the First Instance Court. This has given him the experience to develop drafting, research. negotiation, defense, litigation and other skills which motivated me to pursue an active litigation career.

Practice Areas
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Divorce
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights
    Collections
    Civil Rights
    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
    DUI & DWI
    Immigration Law
    Asylum, Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Investment Visas, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Student Visas, Visitor Visas, Work Visas
    Insurance Claims
    Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
    Medical Malpractice
    Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors
    Probate
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Traffic Tickets
    Suspended License
    Foreclosure Defense
    Gov & Administrative Law
    Administrative Law, Election Law, Government Contracts, Government Finance, Legislative & Government Affairs
    Juvenile Law
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Consumer Law
    Class Action, Lemon Law
    Animal & Dog Law
    Elder Law
    Landlord Tenant
    Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
    Products Liability
    Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Additional Practice Area
  • Any type of order of protection/restraining order or TRO defense and litigation
Video Conferencing
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  • Skype
  • Zoom
  • Microsoft Teams
  • WhatsApp
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Open to payment plans and payment arrangements for the client convenience are welcome.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Puerto Rico
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Federal Circuit
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney
JMRS LAW OFFICE
- Current
Education
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Puerto Rico
J.D. (2011) | Law, General Practice
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Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico - Ponce Campus
B.B.A. (2008) | Business Administration, Information systems
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Honors: Cum Laude
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Awards
Motion of Congratulation and Recognition of Defense of Consumer Affairs
Puerto Rico Senate
National Defense Service Medal
US Army
Army Commendation Achievement Medal
US Army
Army Service Ribbon
US Army
Overseas Service Ribbon
US Army
Good Conduct Medal
US Army
Professional Associations
Puerto Rico Bar
Member
Current
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Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity Diego Chapter
member
- Current
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International Law Association PUCPR
VP
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Environmental Law Organization PUCPR
Counselor
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Pro Consumer Affairs Association PURPC
Treasurer
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Certifications
Advanced U.S. Immigration Law
US Immigration Institute
Observer of Civil Rights
Civil Rights Orgnanization, Puerto Rico chapter
Interpreter
US Army
Websites & Blogs
Website
Legal Answers
88 Questions Answered
Q. Do I need to retain a lawyer to go before a court to address the matter of affiliation? before confirming a declaration
A: Greetings: It depends on whether the matter turns adversarial, if there are discrepancies or concerns the court might recommend it.
Q. I am very soon getting joint custody of my son. I have an opportunity to get specialized training in the states
A: Greetings: 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.
Q. Divorce entered in Norway, is it legal in Puerto Rico?
A: Greetings: There is a process called protocolization that naturalizes any judicial decree that was made in another jurisdiction.
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Contact & Map
JMRS Law Office
115 609 Ave. Tito Castro Suite 102
Ponce, PR 00716
Telephone: (787) 235-7448
Monday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: 12 PM - 6 PM (Today)
Sunday: Closed
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Monday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: 12 PM - 6 PM (Today)
Sunday: Closed
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