The Family Homestead in Costa RicaThe Family Homestead in Costa Rica
In order to have the property declared as the family Homestead both spouses must personally appear before a Costa Rican Notary Public and request that the homestead be recorded on the title to the property which places third parties on notice.
The homestead designation can be removed from title in the following cases:
a) By mutual agreement between the spouses
b) Due to the death of the beneficiaries or if they reach the age of majority in the case of minors
c) When granted in a divorce decree
d) When requested by one of the property owners in a judicial proceeding
e) When the home is no longer used as the family homestead after proper findings of fact by a Court Tribunal.