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                The mass wedding on Valentine’s Day went well. We were able to marry 73 couples. Apparently, everyone had a great time. A lot of other people have had a lot of questions about the mass wedding.

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The mass wedding on Valentine’s Day went well. We were able to marry 73 couples. Apparently, everyone had a great time.

A lot of other people have had a lot of questions about the mass wedding. I would like to be able to answer all of the pertinent questions. Therefore, I invite you to ask them here.

What I can tell you is:

  • The Costa Rican Constitution provides that everyone is created equal before the law.
  • Foreigners and Costa Ricans have the same rights, except political rights.
  • People have a Constitutional right to health care
  • The CAJA regulations request a marriage certificate no more than a month old in order to register a spouse.
  • It is very difficult and costly to obtain marriage certificate within a month
  • Costa Ricans in common law marriage and same sex partners are allowed to register dependent partners with CAJA, while the same option is not allowed to foreigners.

Getting married in Costa Rica is a practical solution to a problem. Nevertheless, we are filing a complaint with the Supreme Court in order to make it easier for foreigners to register their spouses with CAJA. I believe that CAJA regulations are discriminatory. People have the option to be part of the problem or part of the solution.

If you want to help, please sign the Supreme Court Claim against CAJA. We have not filed it yet as we want to collect as many signatures as possible. Currently, we only have 146 signatures.

Click here to add your name to the Complaint going to Supreme Court.

I would like to thank all of the following people who helped with the Valentine’s Day Wedding:

Dawn Drummer

Pat Wegner

John Wegner

Melissa Michaud

Jorge Arroyo

Margaret Chase Larsen

Kip Larsen

Alexandra Valverde

Chris Pointdexter

David and Norma

The Municipalidad of Atenas

The Tico Times

 

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Attorney and Entrepreneur with more than 15 years experience in: immigration law in the US and Latin American countries including Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Brazil, Costa Rica and Panama. In addition, Rafael has extensive experience in Business Law, Estate Planning, and Real Estate. Lastly, Rafael has developed experience in people management, talent development and business development.

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