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Laws current as of November 25, 2023

What is an order of protection for the welfare and protection of children?

A child protective order is a civil court order that is signed by a judge when s/he believes that a child has been, or is at immediate risk of becoming, a victim of abuse or neglect. Taking into account the best interests and safety of the child, the judge can order the person responsible for the abuse or neglect to stop certain acts or behaviors.1

1 See 8 L.P.R.A. §§ 1758-1764