I want to give you my opinion about the country I was born in and why it’s a good idea to invest in properties in Costa Rica. I will also answer some questions about obtaining legal aid and advice as a practicing law attorney. Moreover, I will also give you a general idea of the political stability our country has and how the Court system is organized. These, among many, are good reasons that you may consider, if you wish to purchase properties in Costa Rica.
Costa Rica is a country in Central America, bordered by Nicaragua to the north, Panama to the southeast, the Pacific Ocean to the west, and the Caribbean Sea to the east. It is known for its diverse ecosystems, including rainforests, beaches, and volcanoes, and its commitment to environmental conservation. The official language is Spanish, and San José is the capital city. It’s a popular destination for ecotourism and adventure tourism. We are a free country, have no army, and we are thankful for it. Our country is a presidential constitutional republic, a democracy, one of the oldest in America. The political stability we cherish is the first reason for investing in Costa Rica real estate, we are one of the oldest democracies in Central America.
No. Costa Rica is not a common law country. The Costa Rican system is rooted in the Romano-Germanic style of law. Costa Rica law has codification at its core. However, jurisprudence, or “case law,” plays a vital role in the dynamics of our legality. Case law is applied when a statute must be interpreted or integrated. The main difference is that in Costa Rica, Judges must abide primarily by the written law, and case law or jurisprudence falls into a secondary position.
The legal system of Costa Rica is based on Roman Law, especially in civil matters. The Constitution of Costa Rica is the country’s supreme law, and all other laws and regulations must be consistent. If a law is contrary to the Constitution, and your rights are being violated, you can file an “Action of Unconstitutionality.” This is filed at the Constitutional Court of Costa Rica. Legal security is another good reason to invest in properties in Costa Rica.
The court system in Costa Rica is divided into three levels: lower courts, appellate courts, and the Supreme Court. The lower courts, or Juzgados de Primera Instancia, handle civil, agrarian, family, and labor cases. The appellate courts, or Tribunales de Apelación, hear appeals from the lower courts. Finally, the Supreme Court is the highest in the country and has the power to final review cases.
Yes. I can give you legal advice personally in the country. Most Costa Rica law firms will take time to reply. This won´t be the case with me, as I will respond through Whatsapp or e-mail. Our firm can help you if you need legal aid or consultation. If you require legal services or need legal aid with a case, we will be happy to help you. If you want legal advice on an issue, please get in touch with me.
In short, no. Attorneys would have to be licensed to practice abroad. Most Costa Rica law firms, such as ours, have lawyers that can only practice law in Costa Rica. However, we can perfectly authenticate, draft and even notarize documents that will have legal effects down here. If a Costa Rican notary public is needed for a notarized act, and thus his physical presence is necessary, we can fly one to your destination. So if you wish to invest in properties in Costa Rica, this must be done with a Costa Rican law firm.
I am a trial litigator. An expert in procedure in Civil, Family, Labor and Agrarian Law. After more than twenty years of experience, we know how to give legal advice, to cover all your bases. This is where we excel. However, as many Costa Rica law firms, we also provide top-notch legal services, such as notarized documents and corporate law services. Purchase properties, and be one of many of many happy clients. Real estate is a secure investment, with many properties in Costa Rica to choose.
Yes of course. I have assisted many Americans and foreigners when they wish to invest in Costa Rica. Our secure environment in this country makes investing in Costa Rica real estate ideal. I have whole sections in this website, with information for you: from the initial due diligence to the actual real estate purchase closing. You can purchase properties in Costa Rica, in all of the country’s provinces which are: San Jose, Guanacaste, Limon, Alajuela, Heredia, and Puntarenas.
I have represented many American and Canadian clients during my practice. In brief, you’ll acquire a group of professionals with the proper academic knowledge and background in our law firm.
Moreover, you’ll get legal advice from an attorney with over twenty years of experience. Not to mention fluent in English.
We are standing by if you want assistance with a legal issue, or if you wish to purchase properties in Costa Rica.
Dr. Christopher Pirie Gil.
I work with seasoned legal advisors to give you complete legal aid in all matters of the law.
I care about clients. I provide them with top-notch services, such as civil litigation, corporate counseling and purchase properties.
You'll have communication in fluent English. No barriers to talking with me.
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