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The Guide to Costa Rica Inheritance

by rpetersen

Welcome to the “Guide to Costa Rica Inheritance,” a comprehensive resource crafted by Roger Petersen, an expert with more than 25 years of experience advising expatriates on navigating the nuances of living, retiring, and investing in Costa Rica. As the author of the best-selling “The Legal Guide to Costa Rica,” Mr. Petersen brings a wealth of knowledge and insight into the often complex world of inheritance laws in this welcoming country.

Costa Rica, with its warm embrace of tourists and foreign residents alike, offers a unique blend of beauty, tranquility, and opportunity. However, the legalities surrounding inheritance, wills, probate, and disputes over assets can present challenges, especially for expats unfamiliar with the local legal landscape.

Through years of professional practice, I have encountered a wide array of situations concerning inheritance issues faced by expatriates in Costa Rica. This guide distills those experiences into actionable advice, aiming to simplify the inheritance process and provide clear guidance on protecting your assets and ensuring your legacy in Costa Rica. Whether you are contemplating your own estate planning needs or dealing with inheritance matters, this guide serves as an invaluable tool for navigating the intricacies of Costa Rican law with confidence.