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Why use our Costa Rica Legal Services?

Because our legal team will work with you and match you with the best attorney in our network for your specific case. And because we save you money by doing all the legal legwork for the lawyer, therefore saving you money on attorney fees. We offer many services so just send an email for a price quote for any of the services we offer below.

We offer Civil Marriage Ceremonies.

Civil Ceremonies take approximately 30 minutes to fulfill the legal requirements and signing of all documents. Ceremonies can be performed at your location or at our office.

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We can help you with your Will.

It’s important to have a local Costa Rican Will to cover your property and assets located in Costa Rica. This will make the probate process much simpler than having to probate a foreign Will in Costa Rica. A Will must be drafted in accordance with the required legal formalities of Costa Rica.

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Is your residency application taking too long?

We can do a full investigation on your behalf with the Costa Rica Immigration Department (DGME) and report back to you with the details we find, anything that is slowing down your process and give you options to fix the problem.

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We can help you open a bank account

Foreigners who are in the process of getting their residency can use the receipt (Certificate procedure migratory) that they receive from immigration while the application is being processed to open a bank account in Costa Rica.

However, new regulations are making it very difficult for foreigners awaiting their residence card to use banking services. Even though the banks are obligated to provide service, you’ll find them to be generally uncooperative. Thankfully at JAROS Costa Rica, we work with banks and agents who can help you navigate the process of opening a bank account while your residency is pending.

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Buying or Selling a Vehicle?

We can help with your Vehicle Registration – Transfer Process

Vehicle ownership must be transferred with the help of a lawyer/notary at law, so If you are buying or selling a vehicle in Costa Rica, you will want our help to complete the paperwork process that is involved in transferring a car’s title.

House and Vehicle Insurance.

INS (Institute Nacional de Saguaros) is a state-run insurance company that controls all insurance in Costa Rica. We can handle all of your insurance needs.

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Corporations and Corporate Structures.

Many home buyers and business owners in Costa Rica will want to have the property they buy or the business they own registered in a corporation instead of their own name. It’s a smart decision because there are many advantages to using a Costa Rican Corporation, including transferring control of assets more cost-efficiently, avoiding possible complicated probate issues, privacy in terms of ownership of assets, liability limitation or separation from other assets, tax advantages, and being able to grant simple powers of attorney in your absence.

We recommend that all property investments in Costa Rica use a Costa Rican corporation for ownership purposes. We are happy to help you with this and all legal matters in Costa Rica.

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Are you or someone you know in trouble with the law in Costa Rica?

The Costa Rican legal system is based on the Napoleonic code and is very complicated. Not having good legal representation will invariably end up costing you more. What’s at stake? A criminal case may determine whether or not you spend a lot of time behind bars, while a civil case could hurt you financially. So if you are facing criminal charges or a lawsuit, you need legal muscle behind you. Call us today — our legal team will work with you and match you with the best attorney in our network for your specific case.

Please send an email now for a free consultation and cost estimate. Don’t wait until it’s too late!

Please send an email now for a free consultation and cost estimate. Don’t wait until it’s too late!

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