Análisis Crítico de la Pensión Alimentaria Básica en Puerto Rico (Critical Analysis of Basic Child Support Awards in Puerto Rico)
Revista Internacional Administración & Finanzas, v. 6 (1) pp. 39-54, 2013
16 Pages Posted: 29 Jan 2013 Last revised: 1 Aug 2017
Date Written: 2013
The responsibility to support offspring emanates from Natural Law and is certainly undelayable and indelegable. However, it must be subject to parameters of fairness which guarantee that children receive, from both parents, the resources needed for their support based on principles of proportionality, need, economic ability and reasonableness. This analysis reveals the Puerto Rico child support regime leads to the imposition of child support awards that overestimate, in most cases, the non-custodial parents’ responsibility for child rearing expenses thereby violating basic equity principles. This finding is based on a comparative evaluation of awards in state jurisdictions within the United States of America.
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Keywords: Child Support, Marginal Costs, Marginal Utility Theory, Forensic Accounting, Family Law
JEL Classification: D11, D31, H31, K36, M49, M59
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