Gay Marriage in Costa Rica

Gay Marriage in Costa Rica A judge of the Family Court of Costa Rica has recently granted a petition filed by a gay couple to recognize their union using the Costa Rican implied marriage law (Union de Hecho) in conjunction with an interpretation of the General Law for Young Persons (L
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Marriage by Cohabitation in Costa Rica

In Costa Rica cohabitation by a couple may result in an implied marriage being created when several facts are present during the time of cohabitation. The Costa Rican Family Code (Codigo de Familia) was modified by law number 7532 recognizing the legal concept of an implied marriage a
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Costa Rica Child and Spousal Support Obligations

Child Support obligations in Costa Rica should not be taken lightly.  The local media recently reported on the case of an American resident in Costa Rica that was thrown in jail for missing a child support payment.   He had been ordered to pay $7,500 US dollars per month for
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Costa Rica Prenuptial Agreements

Costa Rica Prenuptial Agreements    Did you know that Costa Rica law will consider you married if you live with with your significant other for a period of three (3) years.   That is correct.  If that happens you could end up paying alimony or support in the event
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How to Get Married in Costa Rica

  So you want to get married in Costa Rica .  In Costa Rica a civil marriage ceremony can be performed by a Costa Rican Notary Public.  The Notary Public is the person that will be responsible for recording the marriage declaration in the Costa Rican Civil Registry whic
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Divorce By Mutual Consent in Costa Rica

  Divorce By Mutual Consent in Costa Rica In Costa Rica all divorce proceedings are regulated by the Family Code (Codigo de Familia). Chapter 7 of the Family Code sets forth the requirements for Divorce. Many are surprised to learn that in Costa Rica you cannot petition for divor
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