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FamilyGovernmentHuman Rights

This month of May, the topic of equal marriage resurfaced in Costa Rican society. This issue has generated conflicting and opposing views from both social and legal aspects. In 2006, the Costa Rica Supreme Court issued a decision stating that the legal limitation for same sex couples to get married

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getting married in costa rica
FamilyLegal ServicesLiving

Costa Rica is certainly a beautiful place that comes into mind when considering ideal locations to get married. It is most definitely a country rich in natural resources, from gorgeous beaches to impressive landscapes and rainforests. Whether you choose to elope or host a big wedding, it can surely provide you and your partner with the wonderful experience you are

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faq wills
Familylegal documentsWills

When it comes to assets and family, wills come to mind. Some of you made us frequent questions about this legal figure and this is a summary of the main topics related to wills: What is a will? A will is a legal means offered by the Costa Rican local

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should i dissolve my corp
BusinessCorporationsTaxes

A corporation is an agreement or contract made by nationals or foreigners through which they mutually commit themselves to contribute capital (money, goods, etc.) in general to create a business. While it is true, it is not the only reason why people create a corporation, we must determine when it is necessary

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4th Version Of The General Guidelines For Condominiums Due To Health Alert Triggered By Coronavirus (Covid-19)
CondominiumReal Estate

On April 7th, 2020, the Ministry of Health published the latest version of these guidelines applicable to commercial and residential condominiums, as part of the preventative measures and mitigative actions issued following the COVID-19 alert. As mentioned in our previously published communication regarding these guidelines, they will be reviewed periodically, and

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Business Restrictions April 13-30 2020
BusinessGovernment

Temporary closure of all establishments with sanitary operating permits that provide care to the public, on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 7:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. the following day. Full closure of these establishments on Saturdays and Sundays. The above from this Monday, April 13th and until Thursday,

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GovernmentHealth CareImmigration

It is well known that we are all facing difficulties as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. These are complicated times which have forced governments around the world to make harsh decisions in an effort to contain the spread of the virus. Speaking specifically about Costa Rica, the number of cases has

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Registry of Transparency and Final Beneficiaries 2020 update
BusinessGovernmentTaxes

Per Resolution N° DGT-ICD-R-06-2020 published March 30, 2020, all corporations will now have until September 2020 to comply with the yearly RTFB.  But this is not the only change to the mandatory requirement, please keep reading: Ordinary declaration (yearly):  The obliged corporations will have 6 additional months to comply with the 2020 period (April to September 2020). This requirement will now

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CP-230-2020 1 April 2020
GovernmentImmigrationTravel

Measures do not restrict access to basic services. Night-time vehicle restriction nationwide is extended between Friday April 3-Tuesday April 7 from 5:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. Long-distance public transportation is also restricted, and closure of establishments holding sanitary permits and open to the public will be carried out. Home delivery

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RENEGOTIATION OF CONTRACTS IN THE CASE OF FORCE MAJEURE
BusinessEconomyReal Estate

Due to the current state of emergency declared in Costa Rica because of the COVID-19 pandemic, questions have arisen regarding whether it is possible to renegotiate contracts instead of terminating them. If a business is facing financial difficulties, those businesses should ensure that contracts are not terminated and that renegotiations

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