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10 Reasons Mexican Property Owners Need a Will

Without a Will prepared in Mexico, you are allowing the Mexican government to handle and disburse your estate. Foreigners living in Mexico are well advised to have a Mexican Will as there are no survivor rights in Mexico and property held in trust may not be enough protection for you and your family.   10 Reasons you should contact MEXLAW to have a Will prepared; A foreign Will will require a professional translation and verification, and this may be an expensive process for your heirs. American documents need to be apostilled, and notarized in the U.S., and translated into Spanish by a...

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Tourists Should Be Aware Of These Basic Laws Before Visiting Mexico

  What better way to spend your vacation than on a Caribbean beach in Mexico. Vacationing in Mexico portrays an illusion that traditional laws and rules do not apply, Mexico is regarded as a vacation destination where you can let loose, with no boundaries and no consequences, think spring break in Cancun. However, you should be aware that the local Mexico laws apply to you as a visitor as they do to all Mexican citizens, and it is your responsibility to respect them. If you commit a serious felony, your country or consulate cannot interfere in the Mexican legal or judicial...

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10 Reasons Foreigners Should Consider Forming a Mexican Corporation

  Foreign individuals looking to invest and do business in Mexico will do so through the incorporation of a Mexican company. If you are ready to relocate to Mexico but not quite ready to retire, read on to learn 10 reasons why creating a Mexican Corporation may be the right choice for your investment.   A Mexican Corporation has legal rights as if it was Mexican entity to acquire property anywhere in Mexico, including real estate within the restricted zone 100 km of the border or 50 km from the coast. No need for a bank trust, Fideicomiso. A Mexican corporation...

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Temporary Import of a Foreign Plated Vehicle in Mexico

  There are few important things you need to understand if you are driving your vehicle into Mexico and plan to stay awhile. The rules and regulations of importing foreign vehicles either temporarily or permanently may change, we recommend contacting the law professionals at MEXLAW to process your vehicles importation. A foreign plated car in Mexico will require a temporary import permit. The permit will be valid for 180 days (the same as your tourist visa) If you are arriving in Mexico on a Temporary Resident Visa your car's permit will be as valid as long as your Temporary Resident Visa is...

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The Constitutional Rights of the LGBT Community in Mexico

Despite the recent “pro-family” marches across Mexico, protesting against same-sex marriage, Mexico continues to move toward marriage equality, and the definition of “Family” to include same-sex couples. Same-sex weddings have been legal in some states of Mexico since 2010. On June 3, 2015, there was a ruling in Mexico's Supreme Court, declaring all states must recognize marriages between same-sex couples. The court ruled in a decision published on 19 June that laws restricting marriage to a man and a woman were unconstitutional. On 17 May 2016, President Nieto announced he had signed an initiative to amend the Mexican Constitution, to acknowledge as a...

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