Jose Rivera

Jose Rivera

JMRS Law Office
  • Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Family Law ...
  • Puerto Rico
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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 law and procedures, 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
  • Criminal Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • DUI & DWI
  • Civil Rights
  • Collections
  • Personal Injury
  • Insurance Claims
  • Immigration Law
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Animal & Dog Law
  • Traffic Tickets
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Juvenile Law
  • Business Law
  • Probate
  • Consumer Law
  • Gov & Administrative Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Damages and Torts
  • Defense Litigation
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Civil Actions
  • Inheritance and Estate Law
  • Defense attorney for any criminal and/or civil action
Video Chat and Conferencing
  • FaceTime
  • Skype
  • Zoom
  • Microsoft Teams
  • WhatsApp
  • 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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  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
- Current
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
Honors: Cum Laude
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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
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Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity Diego Chapter
- Current
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International Law Association PUCPR
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Environmental Law Organization PUCPR
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Pro Consumer Affairs Association PURPC
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Advanced U.S. Immigration Law
US Immigration Institute
Observer of Civil Rights
Civil Rights Orgnanization, Puerto Rico chapter
US Army
Websites & Blogs
Legal Answers
47 Questions Answered

Q. I am 21 and still going to college but my parent stopped sending child support. Is this legal?
A: Greetings: It will depend on many factors and whether you stopped studying temporarily. If you never left school and have both academic aptitude and attitude under the court standards test, then his ceasing of paying child support and exercising his responsibilities might be illegal. If you have a y other questions feel free to contact us directly and we will be glad to be at your service.
Q. Is there a legal age that a child can decide where they would like to live.
A: Greetings: It may depend on many factors, but you can certainly retain the services of an attorney and file for legal custody and all the cases related to the matter. The court will evaluate and order a social study, as well as an evaluation to oversee if such changes will result on the improvement of her wellbeing and quality of life. It will also establish a parental visitation rights regime as well as how the custody and dynamic between the parents will work. Of course this is the simplest way to explain it without getting into the technical, legal and evidentiary details of the process. If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us directly and we will be glad to be at your service.
Q. Leaving Puerto Rico.
A: Greetings: It is highly recommendable for you to request a hearing so the court can evaluate whether it will grant such authorization. The court will evaluate your reasons to move from this jurisdiction to another and will evaluate the best options for both parents and the kid in that given situation. Specially when visitation rights and parental rights might be affected and a regime of visitation and parental relationship has to be established. If you abandon the jurisdiction without requesting this hearing or coming to an agreement with the father of the child, he might be entitled or able file different civil and criminal actions against you. Depending on the adversity of the process, is highly probable that may have to hire legal representation. If you have any other questions or need any help, feel free to contact us directly and we will be glad to be at your service.
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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 (Today)
Wednesday: 9 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: 12 PM - 6 PM
Sunday: Closed
JMRS Law Office
Pablo Maiz st. #11
Bo. Barcelona
Mayaguez , PR 00680
Toll-Free: (787) 235-7448
Monday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 6 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: 12 PM - 6 PM
Sunday: Closed
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