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Mistakes Expats Make in Costa Rica

Here’s a list of Mistakes Expats Make in Costa Rica

law-firm-page-for-webThe law is can be preventive medicine, but if not used correctly, it is a devastating curative medicine.  So, please let me try and help you avoid mistakes made by those who came to Costa Rica before you, and try and keep you out ‘hot water.’

1. Do not do anything you would not do in your own home town: A lot of foreigners seem to believe they can outsmart the system when they come to a less developed country. Or, it just may be the kind way most Costa Ricans behave with ‘gringos’, which turn them into wishful thinkers.

Always bear in mind that the legal system in Costa Rica is Napoleonic, not Common Law, so things are handled very differently than in the US or Canada. Because of that, the best place to begin your investment plan is in an attorney’s office.

It is best not to try the Do it yourself’ method! Some people, in trying to save some dollars in legal fees, avoid the work of finding a good attorney to guide them through their problems. Do not do that! Do your homework. Find an attorney, you feel comfortable with and stay with him for as long as he does a good work.

2. Do not rush into the decision of hiring an attorney. If you are thinking of investing in Costa Rica, like it or not, hiring a local attorney is a must for you. It does not matter if you are just buying a car, a home or planning to set up a million dollar business. You will need an attorney. You may not like the idea of paying legal fees, who does? But accept it and live with it. The idea is to have your lawyer working for you as ‘preventive medicine’, as a kind of insurance against what ‘might happen.’

Consider the legal fees as your insurance premium, because that’s really what it is. Today, you will pay a fraction of what it will probably cost to try and fix that problem later on if you do not have an honest attorney to guide you.

3. Do not think of buying Costa Rica real estate and only follow the real estate broker’s advice! In Costa Rica, real estate brokers are not licensed in the same way they are in the United States . Some of them are real professionals, but a lot of them are just ‘enthusiastic’ sales people.

Either buying or selling real estate, you will probably have a need for a broker’s services, but even if your Costa Rica real estate agent is first class, have your attorney on board and have him supervise the process.

Real Estate Fraud 24. Do not blindly trust your own countrymen! Just because they have been here more time than you have. I have seen that US citizens being conned by US people and, Canadians by Canadians and so forth. Be careful! There are a whole lot of strange people in this country, some of them fleeing from the FBI, Interpol, ex-wives and even from mental institutions.

5. Gentlemen! Please remember that you do not, I repeat, do NOT need to marry the first beautiful ‘Tica’ (Costa Rican woman) that you meet!

6. “Old Mac Donald had a farm“: And he lost it, because never took care of it. This is a common story in Costa Rica. Again, please remember that our legal system is different.

7. South of the Border…  Not everybody here wears a big Mexican ‘sombrero’ and has a big bushy moustache and not all the ladies are named “Juanita Bonita’. South of the Río Grande,  you will find: México, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panamá, Colombia, Perú, Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile and Brazil. All of them are different countries, with a different history, different people, and different laws.

8. “Easy comes easy goes.” I will not even waste your time on this matter. If it sounds too good to be true, then yes! It probably is too good to be true. Nobody on this earth can give you 45% per annum in a legitimate investment.

9. There is ‘risk’ even with legitimate well known and established private banks. Right now I am trying to help a client who deposited a large amount of money in CDs, in one local bank.

10. If you really want to live in Costa Rica then, please live IN Costa Rica! It was the year 335 B.C. Alexander the Great faced one of his greatest battles. When his army reached the Phoenician coasts, he realized their enemies outnumbered them by 3 to 1.

Do you know how he managed to win the battle? Quite simple! He ordered his ships to be burnt… While the ships where on fire and sinking on the ocean, he spoke to his army and told them the only way to go back home was on their enemy’s ships. It was that or else.

If you really want to become a resident in Costa Rica, you may have to burn your ships.

Are You Visiting Costa Rica Warning

Are You Visiting Costa Rica? Warning

WarningAre you Visiting Costa Rica? Warning; violent crime has reached an all time high here. 2015 saw nearly 600 murders as opposed to 378 deaths in automobile accidents. This beautiful country has been mired with an onslaught of murders that seem uncontrolled. Although the authorities are aware and alarmed at the increase, they lack the infrastructure to adequately respond. This is not to criticize the government here, but merely a statement of fact.

 

Costa Rica Not Prepared

Costa Rica prison situation, overcrowded, poorly managed and woefully under financed has led the government to release back into the population hundreds of convicted criminals. This in combination with the expanding narco trafficking and influx of Mexican gang members is fueling the homicide rate. The majority of murders involve Costa Ricans.

Murders of Foreign Nationals Rise

However, the indiscriminate murder of foreign nationals is on the rise as well. Recently two Dutch nationals along with their woker were bound and executed at their propety in Punterenas. Other examples include a brutal attack on another Dutch national who operates a small bed and breakfast, where 3 Mexican guests attacked and tried to strangle her to death.

The police here are underfunded and despite their best efforts they struggle to identify and capture violent criminals. Even when they do the chances of the suspect remaining in jail are slim. Costa Rica has no capital punishment for murderers. Prison sentences are short lived with the violent criminals serving only a small portion of their sentences.

My advice is to always be aware of your surroundings and don’t take unnecessary risks while visiting this tropical paradise. Do not take your security for granted. Don’t travel alone if possible. Maintain contact with loved ones back home and tell them your activities as well as posting on social media such as Facebook or Twitter. For example, post a picture of your hotel and rental car. In the event something does happen, you have left valuable information to follow.

I know that most don’t want to think about bad things that can happen when travelling to a foreign country, but today it is necessary to exercise caution wherever you go.

 

Someone is Missing in Costa Rica

If someone is missing in Costa Rica, do not waste any time initiating an investigation. The longer you delay, the greater the chances that they may never be found.

Missing personI have had several calls to investigate the disappearance of people who were visiting Costa Rica and all of them have failed to find the missing person. The main reason for this was the lack of effort from the earliest known moment that the person went missing. Unlike the United States where there are all kinds of alerts for missing or endangered people, Costa Rica has no viable system in place to alert people of the missing person.

Why it is Important to Report someone missing in Costa Rica Immediately

Almost everyone here is busy scratching out a living and really do not have time to stop what they are doing to volunteer for a search. Such was the case recently when a woman came up missing in Guanacaste under suspicious circumstances. We were not retained until three weeks after the initial disappearance.

Having prior law enforcement experience I know the value of early response to a reported missing person. Because of earlier response time to such reports many of the missing were located. The others who were found to be the victims of a crime, the earlier response assisted in bringing those responsible to justice to answer for their deeds.

In Costa Rica the law enforcement is understaffed and under resourced. They lack the adequate resources and equipment to undertake a search for a missing person. Much of Costa Rica is endowed with lush tropical forest and jungles that lure many inexperienced and novice hikers to explore their beauty. Unaware of the lack of communication once in these areas and being poorly equipped, many of the best hikers get lost.

 

Dangers in the jungles range from Jaguars to over thirty nine species of poisonous snakes, not to mention crocodiles and scorpions. Medical response and medical facilities are spread out and it could take hours in some instance to get to a medical facility. Once there of course, there is a concern that they will have the necessary equipment and staff to treat the injury.

Thus the need to report a missing person and contact someone here in Costa Rica to start looking for that person will play a vital part in finding and returning the missing person.

Missing Persons in Costa Rica

What to do in Locating Missing Persons in Costa Rica

Missing personLocating missing persons in Costa Rica is much different from methods and techniques used in the United States. There are numerous people that have gone missing in Costa Rica and have to date have not been found. It is important that if you find yourself in this situation, you understand that the authorities here neither have the resources or the motivation to find the missing person. The one thing that is absolutely necessary is get someone involved to start looking for the missing person. The longer the time the greater the chance that the person will not be located. Here are some tips.

 

1st Thing to do in Locating Missing Persons in Costa Rica

The first thing you should do in locating missing persons in Costa Rica is to report the incident to your local law enforcement agency. When you do so give them as much information as humanly possible. Although the local law enforcement agency will have little to lend to the search and recovery of the missing person, it is one of the first things that the American Embassy in Costa Rica will ask you. Do not delay in making the missing person report to the police. All of the cases that we have handled have had considerable time lapse between the disappearance and reporting the person missing. Each moment that passes with nothing being initiated to locate the persons further reduces the chances of the person being found.

2nd Thing to do in Locating Missing Persons in Costa Rica

Call the American Embassy in Costa Rica. If you are calling from the States dial 011-506-2519-2000 and ask for extension 2453. Alternatively if it is after business hours or the weekend, send an email to acssanjose@state.gov and provide all of the information about the missing person including but not limited to; photographs, flight itinerary, hotel reservation, date of arrival, anticipated date of departure, photographs, and the reason you suspect the person is missing.

3rd Thing to do

It is necessary that the missing person be reported as missing to the Judicial Police in Costa Rica. They are commonly referred to as OIJ. If you call them be prepared to have someone who speaks Spanish as there are no resources for English. The Costa Rica Law requires that an immediate member of the missing persons family report the incident. They will not accept the missing person report from a third party. This must be done in person by the immediate family member. Thus be prepared to make arrangements for the immediate family member to travel to Costa Rica to make the report.

Alternatively, an immediate family member can go to the nearest Costa Rica Consulate and report the person missing. They will need the same information as previously outlined for the American Embassy. This will further delay the missing person investigation as the bureaucracy of the Costa Rica government moves slowly.

The Last thing to do

Probably the most important of all is do not procrastinate in reporting the missing persons in Costa Rica. Also, equally important retain the services of a professional and reliable private investigator to begin searching immediately.  The longer the time in retaining the services of such a professional only means that the trail will colder by the minute. Years of experience has taught me that it is imperative to get on this search as soon as possible.

Private Investigator Qualities

Private Investigator Qualities to Look For

UntitledPrivate Invcestigator Qualities you should look for before pulling the trigger. Private investigators have historically played a part of our childhood fascinations, thanks to the famous detective characters strewn across modern literature. From Sherlock Holmes to Erin Brockovich, the acute observation and the unparalleled wit of these famous private investigators makes the profession attractive to many. Always accompanied with a trusted and able assistant, detectives make use of just their intellectual abilities to nab the most unusual and crafty suspects. Among the many qualities that a detective should possess, here are some of the qualities of a good private investigator.

Knowledge: A real life detective gets a variety of assignments. They range from insurance frauds, extra marital affairs, theft reports, surveillance, and so on. Accordingly a private detective should possess an extensive amount of knowledge and experience that will help them to get the job done as quickly, smoothly and efficiently as possible.

Stealth:  A detective needs to be as inconspicuous as possible. They really cannot afford to demonstrate behavior or possess some characteristic that attracts unwanted attention. Especially in cases that require prolonged surveillance, detectives have to work in an incognito mode in order to gather as much information as possible.

Courage: This is a primary trait of private investigators. They should be really crafty and street smart. A little bit of hustling abilities are needed in order to get out of tight situations. As detectives do not really have any so called authoritative backing, they need their wit to get them out of sticky situations.

Trustworthiness: Their profession demands that clients disclose delicate information to them. Detectives need to understand and respect the importance and the trust the clients bestow by providing such information and they should not disclose it in any manner. The profession demands that client secrets be kept and any disclosure amounts to serious credibility issues, even inviting lawsuits.

Decision Making: This important trait rounds up the top quality of a private detective. The job sometimes creates situations which demand thinking on the feet and quick decision making abilities keeping the short term and long term objectives in mind. Stable conclusions based on observations that would help to resolve the case need to be taken confidently.

The qualities needed to be a detective are many. But these are some of the essential characteristics that are a must for a successful foray into this interesting profession.

 

Directories Offering PI Services in Costa Rica

Beware of Directories Offering PI Services in Costa Rica

CG logoThere are several directories offering PI services in Costa Rica. These are nothing more than clearing houses for a web entrepreneur to get a percentage by referring you case to one of their members. More than often the members of such directories have to do nothing to obtain the referral except joining the directory and paying a small subscription fee. The directories in turn do no or little due diligence and refer your case to someone they know nothing about. Recently I was curious and call one that is prominently displayed in the Google organic search and learned that it was a call center located in the western United States. When I inquired as to who was the PI in Costa Rica the CSR couldn’t tell me.

Directories offering PI Services in Costa Rica look professional and glitzy

Remember all that glitters is not gold. I have seen several of these sites and they all use the same format. They advertise professional investigators in all parts of the world. Think about that. The major PI firms in the world are Pinkertons, Wakenhut, and Wells Fargo. None of these prestigous firms pass their clients to anyone that is not thouroughlyvetted.

When you have a problem that needs the attention of a tried and trued professional private investigator, you are rolling the dice when you use a directory in the selection process. Most of the directories want to be the intermediator between you and the PI. The reason? They want their cut of the fees. They know that if you deal directly with the PI they will receive nothing. What do the directories bring to the table? Nothing but names and referrals of who they know nothing about.

When your problems are such that you need a reliable and professional PI, do you due diligence and vet the PI your self. What kind of experience, education and training doe the PI have to accomplish your objecties? Are those qualifications verifiable? Last year there was a PI in Costa Rica who advertised that he was a former federal agent, a former Navy Seal along with a myriad of other unverifiable puffery. He was apprehended by the Immigration Service of Costa Rica and was deported for being in Costa Rica illegally. He is now in Nicaragua offering PI services in Costa Rica, a country he is forbidden to enter. HE IS ALSO A MEMBER OF SEVERAL OF THESE DIRECTORIES!

If you need or want aprofessional and reliable private investigator contact us. We have verifiable qualifications and references. We are available 24/7 to serve you.

 

Costa Rica Safety

What About Costa Rica Safety?

Crime 1Concerns about Costa Rica safety are heightened among those thinking about relocating to Costa Rica. Recent murders of American citizens, Kurt Hergis in La Fortuna in February and Stephen Rutkiewicz in Guanacaste in December have served as an impetus for the rise in concern.Unbiased responses can be challenging since many who contribute information from the English speaking community have a vested interest in bringing in expats who are liquid and looking to invest in Costa Rica. Caution needs to be exercised and a doubtful thought process should be used when listening to real estate agents or relocation agents.

According to recent statistics Costa Rica (10 murders per 10,000) is less violent than its neighboring countries in Central America (28.5 murders per 10,000). This is in comparison to the United States which has a murder rate (4.7 per 10,000). In Canada the rate is even lower (1.6 per 10,000). The statistics have been compiled globally by the United Nations in 2012.

Costa Ricans have an unrealistic view of relative criminal activity as compared to the United States since the periodic mass shooting in the United States has the tendency to dominate world news. Physical violence in the United States for the most part is focused in urban city centers, such as Detroit (54.6 murders per 100,000) or Baltimore (34.9 murders per 100,000). Total rates for murder continue to be low in the United States since it is a nation of 313 million individuals.

Costa Rica, with 4.8 million people is by per capita more dangerous than the United States. Some say that much of the physical violence is a direct result of the drug trade that exist between South and Central America and the United States. For example, neighboring Honduras (91.6 murders per 10,000) and El Salvador (69.2 murders per 10,000) are the two most violent nations in the world. The Security    Ministry furthered this opinion by reporting that immigrants and others that are difficult to account for contribute significantly to the violence in Costa Rica.

Expats tend to notice the violence as it affects their own peer group or comes into their community. There is relatively small English language coverage of the shootings and murders that take place in southern San Jose or the Caribbean coast. Objectively, the drug related violence in these areas is the kind of thing that is not likely to affect a tourist or expat directly. However, violence has a tendency to eventually cross borders and social divisions. Thus violence in places like Limon will eventually impact everyone who lives here.

Costa Rica Men’s Guide against Scammers!

www.codygear.com presents;  The Costa Rica Men’s Guide against Scammers!

To protect yourself against scammers and marital relationship scams, review my post and find exactly how you can prevent it. This is the Costa Rica Men’s Guide against Scammers!

CG logoNobody wish to fall victim to a rip-off, yet daily the number of individuals who have actually fallen victim is growing at a alarming rate. The Internet has actually ended up being the most effective medium that fraudsters make use of to swindle individuals. You can browse the word rip-off or scams in Google and you’ll be shocked of the long list from African inheritance rip-offs to multi-level advertising and Internet dating/marriage rip-offs.

As the amount of scams and frauds grow by the number, increasingly more individuals are ending up being vulnerable to it. The techniques utilized by these fraudsters have actually become more sophisticated over the past 2 years, makings their rip-offs much more attractive to individuals.

Why fraudsters and scams have ravaged dating/marriage websites?

Emotionally speaking, feelings are the greatest driving force that can blind individuals from being reasonable and sensible. Do you still remember exactly how you wanted to do anything for somebody you care for you? When you are in love with somebody, you end up being susceptible to do whatever it takes to be with her/him.

Fraudsters, understanding exactly what love can do to an individual; attempt to exploit this. Later in this post, you will find exactly how fraudsters successfully take advantage of individuals by benefiting from their feelings and impulses.

Who are these fraudsters or scams?

Fraudsters or scams can be practically anybody or anything. When it comes to Internet dating/marriage services, they could be the individuals included on the website obscured the guise of being another person or they could be the web designers (person/persons who run the site) themselves.

Below are the 3 vital things to bear in mind in order to avoid being scammed while looking for a true love on the Internet. When you follow these 3 steps, you are arming yourself from being avictim.

3 Most Important Rules to bear in mind in Order to Avoid Scams and Frauds

1. Never, ever send “Money” to someone you don’t know.

Avoid dating sites that need you to pay or contribute cash in order to get contact information of the individual you want. Never ever pay for registration to any dating sites. These payments are a waste of your money and time for there is no guarantee whatsoever given in exchange for your payment.

The bottom line, whatever you do to look for a partner in life on-line, NEVER EVER PAY for any services. Not that there are no reputable dating/marriage websites/agencies however this is the very best means to stay clear of frauds and scams. Keep in mind that the typical reward or intention of these fraudsters is your MONEY! Without offering them incentives/motives, there is no reason for them to exist.

2. Never ever provide information about yourself.

There have actually been numerous cases of individuals who were scammed merely due to the fact that they have actually provided complete and precise info about themselves, particularly; complete name, address, phone number, savings account and information about households, buddies and loved ones. This type of information is the most useful devices that fraudsters utilize to efficiently rip-off you. By not offering them the tools/information they require, you make them incapable of scamming individuals including yourself.

3. Keep your guard up.

Being unconvinced, though might be viewed as offending by other individuals, is another effective shield versus rip-offs or scams. Exactly what does it takes to be unconvinced? Be rational, be reasonable and utilize your good sense. The reason our brains are found higher than our hearts is for us to put reasoning above our feelings.

You find a woman from a dating internet site for whom you discovered yourself incredibly in love with. Because of the distance in between the two of you, she asked for that you subsidize her travel expenditure so that you can see each other face to face. Exactly what are you going to do? Are you going to leap right away into offering her exactly what she requested? Be cautious!

Prevention is much better than treatment

When we are sick, we look for the service of a physician. We sustain costs, which in the first place might have been prevented if we had the ability to avoid the event of the illness or if we had the ability to identify it in its early stage. Cancer cells for example is best dealt with when detected in its early stage. Being scammed is best prevented when discovered early on prior to it happening.

Below is a list that can suggest possible cases of frauds or scams and need to be managed with care.

Circumstances that could suggest possible frauds or scams are stemming from 2 possible sources.

1. The Person Featured in the Dating Site.

a) When the picture utilized in the profile is too stunning.

First. Be reasonable! If she’s stunning, why does she need or require promotion or exposure to be seen? Basically, ask yourself, does she need to advertise to find a man for herself? Generally, fraudsters will make use of images of gorgeous girls most likely acquired from modeling websites to tempt the interests of guys. Physical appeal is appealing however do not be fooled by it.

b) Any kind of money request.

For the Nth time, don’t buy any type of money request. Whatever her reasons are to ask for cash from you, no matter how genuine or credible it might appear, do not give in. These fraudsters are trained to trick individuals into thinking they are genuine.

c) Ads targeted to “Older” guys.

This might be offensive to the oldies however the reality is, many victims of dating/marriage rip-offs on the Internet are the older. The majority of fraudsters target the older men due to the fact that they are shown to be the most gullible group of guys. They also represent a group that is more financially secure with disposable income. You are for that reason extremely cautioned to stay clear of ad that specifies older men are exactly what they’re looking for.

d) Inconsistent, altering or puzzling info.

“I’m sorry I wasn’t able to email you for a long period of time due to the fact that my employer fired me from work and so I do not have access to the Internet.” (Hmm …, let me see…, I thought you just weren’t working as you told me previously that you’re a full-time student.).

This confusion and incongruity might be an outcome of the fraudster handling various victims. Scammers are liars. The problem with lying is that you forget who you told what and eventually will get caught. Someplace along the roadway, she got puzzled. Now, do not let this confused fraudster fool you!

e) Tech Savvy Asian Women.

The majority of Asian ladies showcased in dating/marriage internet sites are primarily originating from poor socio-economic households. The majority of them are ignorant, cannot manage to purchase a computer system and maintain regular monthly Internet connection. How can somebody who does not have the resorces (understanding and resource) post her profile on the web and get and respones the correspondents?

f) Well-written reply from a non-English speaking nation.

Females who are from non-English speaking nations are predisposed to have inadequate English language skills and inadequate grammar. There are exceptions to this rule; it would be safer to assume that someone from non-English speaking country should commit errors (grammar, syntax, spelling etc.) in their emails. It’s for that reason we warn that you should be wary of somebody from a non-English speaking nation to be a fraud or scammer if her replies are well composed and well structured.

g) Very Willing and Eager Ladies.

Exactly what type of woman do you think will send you lots of her photos and will then tell you that she’s succumbing to you after a couple of exchanges of messages? Exactly what are her intentions? Could it be love or something else? Beware!

h) Avoid cam chats and phone conversation.

The following is an example of how a chat or telephone conversation may go.

Con: “I’m sorry however I do not have a telephone and or a video camera”.

You: “You can make use of a pay phone infant or provide me a number and I’ll call you with it. Or you can go to a internet cafe. I’m sure they have video cameras there.”

Con: “I have another idea.”

You: “What is it honey? Tell me!”

Con: “It’s awkward.”

You: “It’s fine. Tell me what it is ?”

Right here’s the catch.

Con: “Why do not you send me some cash so I can purchase a telephone and I can also get a computer connection for my house? I’ll talk with you on-line all the time and I’ll never ever forget to Call you. I promise!”

This might seem oversimplified however it has worked in some cases. A client from Texas reported exactly how a woman from Colombia actually got him to send her money for a telephone and internet service, never to hear from her again. It was too late when he didn’t get any calls after the cash was sent.

i) Inquiries made about your financial circumstances.

What does genuine love have to do with your financial circumstances? Well, it matters a lot when she is focused on getting to your wallet, don’t you thing?

2. Social Internet Dating Agencies or Webmasters.

For agencies/match makers or internet sites that need any of the following, you should beware in signing up.

a) Registration Fee.

b) Membership Fee.

c) Introduction Fee.

d) Arrangement Fee.

e) “Mandatory” Donation.

In fact any kind of payment needed for any of their services needs to be viewed with a skeptical eye.

Although non exhaustive I hope this short article offers you with food for thought and sufficient information to be able to identify and stay clear of fraudsters. You can likewise call us or contact us at www.codygear.com.

Contrasting Costa Rica Law

Contrasting Costa Rica Law to the Common Law of the United States

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The Common Law that law is based after in the United States is in agreement to the Napoleonic Code that controls Costa Rica. Contrasting Costa Rica law (the Napoleonic Code) to that of the United States (English common law) it is understandable why numerous Americans are the victims of fraud in Costa Rica. Although this article is dry, in the sense that it offers no pizzazz, it is none the less informative of the challenges and obstacles you will face if you decide to open a business or buy property.

 

No matter the truth that the Napoleonic Code was not the very first civil code and did not stand for every one of Napoleons’ empire, it was among the most prominent. It was ratified in lots of countries inhabited by the French throughout the Napoleonic Wars and developed the basis of the individual legislation devices in Italy, Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, in addition to Poland (1808– 1946), and to Germany to the eastern of the Rhine. The Napoleonic code was used till the intro of the Gesetzbuch in 1900 as the initial civil code for all Germany.

The Napoleonic Code was additionally accepted in 1864 in Romania, and proceeds today. The Code was likewise embraced in Egypt as part of a device of the combined courts in Egypt after the autumn of Khedive Ismail. The Napoleonic Code was equated into Arabic from the French between 1881-1883. Numerous various other codes with marginal effect were the German, Swiss and Austrian, nevertheless also there some effect of the French code could be really felt, as the Napoleonic Code is taken the initial efficient codification of regulation.

The civil law devices of the countries of modern multinational Europe, with the exemption of Russia and numerous other Scandinavian Countries have, to differing degrees, been impacted by the Napoleonic Code. The lawful devices of the Great Britain other than Scotland, aside from Ireland and the Commonwealth, are based upon the English common law in contrast to from Roman equivalent. Scottish legislation, though similarly a civil law device, is un-codified; it was impacted by Romano-Dutch law concept, and by English legislation. In the Gulf nations of the Middle East, the influence of the Napoleonic code incorporated with pointers of Islamic legislation is clear, also in Saudi Arabia (which follows additional to Islamic legislation). In Kuwait as an example, house civil liberties, girls civil liberties, and the education and learning device can be deemed Islamic reenactments of the French civil code. A few of these features can be viewed in different other Gulf states, although much less obvious compared to in Kuwait, this primarily being as a result of the autonomous attributes of Kuwait, instead of the absolutist attributes of many different other Gulf nations.

Many Latin American countries, such as Costa Rica have their system of civil law founded on the principles of the Napoleonic Code. Many who come her, especially from the United States, assume that contract law and real estate law are similar to those in the States. Noting is further from the truth that is why it is necessary to hire a competent Costa Rica lawyer who can guide you through this process.

Is Cheating in Costa Rica Increasing ?

Recently,  I asked myself, is cheating in Costa Rica increasing?

Cheater photo 3I have noticed a spike in the number of cheating spouse surveillances. It has been so much, that I have had to increase staff to keep pace. Just recently, I have had more unfaithful partner cases than other types of investigations. Throughout the previous year the need for monitoring of Cheating partners has actually increased twofold.

According to a recent study on the subject specifying the factor(s), or, exactly what force is behind the increase, the results were inconclusive. The majority of the study indicates that this increase throughout financial difficult times is contrary to other information and current surveys suggesting, many people can ill afford an exposure to a separation or a divorce.

Factors influencing the increase of cheating in Costa Rica

Perhaps, one factor, is due to the enhanced pressure that financial tough times give the household environment. The increase might be related to the egregious partner desiring to leave the pressures associated with making ends meet. Costa Rica is a stunning nation with numerous natural resources that bring visitors from all over the world. Costa Rica is world renown for its stunning coastlines and tropical rain forest. It is likewise referred to as a fishing destination for the enthusiastic fishermen, particularly from the United States. Numerous of the cases now being examined start with the tale that the cheating partner is going to Costa Rica to fish.

This “cover story”, in a sense that holds true. The kind of fishing being done is not in the sea, it is in the many areas that have young, lovely and beautiful females who work in the sex trade. The “fishing bait” being made use of is around 6 inches long, green and is called United States currency.

The most widespread locations of the United States that experience the greatest rate of cheating partners that come to  Costa Rica originate from the bigger cities such as Atlanta, Houston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Miami. Over the previous 6 months most of extramarital relations cases have actually come higher from Atlanta area. The cases vary from a weekend spree to secretly sending money to the prostitute that the cheating partner encountered during his visit, supporting her and her family.

In those cases where the unfaithful partner has actually bought property in Costa Rica, without the knowledge or permission of the stateside other half.  Most cheaters who do this are unaware that any property they acquire in Costa Rica while their marriage exist in the United States is subject to an undivided one half with their spouse in Costa Rica without a divorce. In fact the wife in the United States only has to file a demand for her undivided one half with the Costa Rica courts and they property will be tied up until a settlement agreement is executed between the them.  Costa Rica has really distinct laws worrying such realty purchases.

Our agency in San Jose, is fully staffed and I have a associate who is a licensed Costa Rican Attorney. This is definitely an  advantage to our clients in order to recover properties that have actually been obtained surreptitiously and supply the innocent partner with equitable relief from the Costa Rican Courts. I have a law degree, I do not practice law in Costa Rica and encourage that anybody requiring a comprehensive description of the laws get in touch with somebody like my associate, a certified Costa Rica lawyer and have the law explained in detail.

Commonly I am asked, when should a suspicious partner seek my services. The simple truth he is coming Costa Rica with his “pals” that alone should prompt action. If absolutely nothing takes place then the partner in the United States can have some peace of mind knowing that her suspicions were unfounded.