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How to Renew Your American Passport Without Leaving Mexico

Save time and money by renewing your American passport through the local U.S. Consular Agency. Here is a guideline to get your process started. It is important to realize this process may take up to 3-4 weeks, be aware of your passport's expiry date. Quick Steps to Renew Your Passport Make an appointment with the U.S. Consular Agency in Playa del Carmen by phone or email. Include the service you require, your contact information and preferred appointment time. Be sure to complete your application before your appointment, including your social security number and a local Mexican address. The permanent address field on...

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Common Questions About Mexican Family Law

If you are a foreigner and married, living common-law or raising a family in Mexico, you should understand the family laws you may face here. Find out how the laws and procedures may differ from Canadian and American family law. Here are some of the most common questions foreigners have about family law in Mexico. How are the family assets divided in Mexico during a divorce? Typically the division of assets is 50/50, but it is important to note that the judge basis the division only on the assets that were acquired by the couple during the marriage, no matter which person brought...

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WEBINAR – Discover how easy and safe it is to buy real estate in Mexico, using the proper methods!

  Charles Tibshirani, MEXLAW Founder, CEO and Thomas Lloyd, TOP MX REAL ESTATE Founder and President, shared a free webinar to help foreigners discover how easy and safe it is to buy Real Estate in Mexico. Click on the link to acces the webinar: http://www.topmexicorealestate.com/events/webinar/may-16.php   ...

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Protect Yourself From Mortgage or Construction Liens During Your Mexican Real Estate Purchase

Imagine having  your dream home in Mexico, you are relaxing on your deck in the warm sun and looking out onto the beautiful Caribbean ocean.  Life is amazing. It took all your savings but it is worth it. You are finally retired and you have arrived at your destiny. But, did you use a real estate attorney during your real estate purchase? If not, you have put yourself at risk of losing your brand new home. It is very important for foreign buyers to use a professional attorney in Mexico when purchasing property. They will do a comprehensive title search before you...

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Setting up a corporation in Mexico

Which Corporation will Best Suit Your Needs? In Mexico, the two major types of companies are called the Sociedad  Anónima and the Sociedad de Responsabilidad Limitada. They are basically the equivalent of a Corporation and a Limited Liability Company in the United States. There are other company forms such as the Sociedad Civil, which is similar to a professional partnership that your doctor or lawyer might have for his or her office. There is also the Asociación Civil, which can be compared to a non-profit company. In choosing the best type of Corporation, we need to take into consideration how many shareholders...

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