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Why Come to CRIE for Legal Services?

Our team of independent attorneys and notaries will work for you! We match you with a highly qualified Costa Rican attorney in our independent attorney network for your specific case.

CRIE assists by doing much of the legwork for the attorney, thus saving you money on attorney fees. We can offer many services through our network of independent attorneys and notaries. Feel free to contact us for more information and a price quote for any of the services below.

Disclaimer: CR Immigration Experts (CRIE) provides referrals to independent attorneys and notaries in Costa Rica at your specific direction. We are not a law firm or a substitute for an attorney or law firm. We cannot provide any kind of advice, explanation, opinion, or recommendation about possible legal rights, remedies, defenses, options, selection of forms or strategies.

Civil Marriage Ceremonies

Civil Ceremonies take approximately 30 minutes to fulfill the legal requirements and signing of all documents. Ceremonies can be performed at your location, our office, or at the notary’s office.

Find out more about getting married in Costa Rica!

The average cost for a civil ceremony is $700.
The average cost for a sworn declaration required for civil ceremonies is $240 (per person).

Contact us for a complete quote for your specific case.

Wills and Probate

It’s important to have a local Costa Rican Will to cover your property and assets located in Costa Rica. This will make the probate process much simpler than having to probate a foreign Will in Costa Rica. A Will must be drafted in accordance with the required legal formalities of Costa Rica.

Find out more about Wills and life insurance in Costa Rica. Read more about why you should make a will in Costa Rica.

The average cost of a WILL is $500.

Contact us for a complete quote for your specific case.

Company Formations and Corporate Structures

Many home buyers and business owners in Costa Rica will want to have the property they buy or the business they own registered in a corporation instead of their own name. It’s a smart decision because  there are many advantages to using a Costa Rican Corporation including transferring control of assets more cost efficiently, avoiding possible complicated probate issues,  privacy in terms of ownership of assets, liability limitation or separation from other assets, tax advantages, and being able to grant simple powers of attorney in your absence.

We recommend that all property investments in Costa Rica use a Costa Rican corporation for ownership purposes. We are happy to help you in this and all legal matters in Costa Rica via our network of independent attorneys and notaries.

The starting cost for setting up a company formation is cost $1075.
The cost of full-service registration with Hacienda (tax authorities) will cost around $200.

Contact us for a complete quote for your specific case.

Civil Lawsuits or Criminal Charges

The Costa Rican legal system is based on the Napoleonic code and is very complicated. Not having good legal representation will invariably end up costing you more. What’s at stake? A criminal case may determine whether or not you spend a lot of time behind bars, while a civil case could hurt you financially. So if you’re facing criminal charges or a lawsuit, you need legal muscle behind you. At CRIE we can match you with the best independent attorney in our network for your specific case.

Additional Services

At CRIE, we offer many additional services to help you make Costa Rica your home. Please click here to view the list of those services.

Disclaimer: CR Immigration Experts (CRIE) provides referrals to independent attorneys and notaries in Costa Rica at your specific direction. We are not a law firm or a substitute for an attorney or law firm. We cannot provide any kind of advice, explanation, opinion, or recommendation about possible legal rights, remedies, defenses, options, selection of forms or strategies.

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