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  • Types of Attorneys in Mexico

    Types of Attorneys in Mexico – Attorney – Barrister – Solicitor – Lawyer – Abogado – Licenciado en Derecho – Corredor Publico – Notario – In Mexico the legal system comes from Roman Civil Law. This makes it difficult for people coming from Common Law countries like the United States to understand the differences between […]

  • US Consulate Federal Benefits Unit Presentation

    US Consulate Federal Benefits Unit Presentation The US Consulate Federal Benefits Unit (FBU) gave a presentation at the American Legion in Chapala on Monday November 26, 2018. The presenters were the new Regional Federal Benefits Officer, Rick Meyer and the head of the Guadalajara unit. Mr. Meyers has worked in the offices of Social Security […]

  • Canadian Certifications and Legalizations

    Canada is not a party to the Hague Convention so in order to present public documents (birth / marriage / death) certificates, notarized documents or documents from a court, they must have a purple legalization seal placed on the document by the Mexican Consulate in the province where the document was issued. If the document […]

  • How long does probate take in Mexico (Jalisco)?

    How long does probate take in Mexico (Jalisco)? The first article in a series about probate and options… Depends on what type of probate action is filed or used. 1) Adjudication (changing title) to real property when there is a beneficiary clause in the property deed: The spouse or child (direct deed beneficiary clause only […]

  • What to do when you need a document notarized in Mexico.

    What to do when you need a document notarized in Mexico. At times the need arises where a signature is required to be notarized for use outside Mexico. All notaries are not equal and there are times where one notarization will work for one document but not another. Some common documents that people need notarized […]

  • It’s Halloween in Mexico Year Round For Men

    Its great being a guy and as such there are certain norms in society that we follow but the law also may have extra quirks and burdens. Many are downright scary and many foreigners may find them much stricter than the laws they thought were “anti man” in their home country. Both parents need to […]