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Same Sex Marriage Recognition in Mexican Probate Cases

PracticeAreasThe issue of same sex marriages has been controversial around the world, and no more so than here in Mexico. While the Mexican Supreme Court has stated that people of the same sex have the right to marry, and certain states have eliminated verbiage in their civil codes that would impede same sex marriages, the reality is that it still remains very difficult.

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Amparo: Its Meaning and Use

ley-de-amparo-300x234Amparo is a device found in Mexican constitutional law. An amparo decision is made by a federal court ordering a lower court or a government agency to do something that they are required to do, or to refrain from doing something illegal.

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Directors and Officers of Registered Organizations Beware!

BoardDirectors and officers of registered organizations need to be aware of article 2261 of the Jalisco Civil Code. Examples of registered organizations are condominiums, fraccionamientos, and certain charities.

Article 2261 says that a director or officer is responsible for the actions of any professional they hire to do work for the organization.

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How Fraccionamientos End Up in Trouble

civilI understand that court cases, both civil and criminal, often take years to finish in Mexico. What do people do in the meantime?

If it’s a criminal matter, it has to go through the proper channels, involving the Ministerio Publico, judges, and courts. So, there’s not much people can do by themselves. But, if it’s a civil matter, like a landlord/tenant dispute, or a neighbor or merchant dispute (not involving fraud, which is criminal), there are things people can do themselves.

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How to Avoid Chapala Justice

palacioLitigation anywhere is a dirty business. Small town litigation is a dirtier business. And Chapala is a small town. If your goal is justice, your strategy should be to get your litigation out of Chapala Municipality as quickly as possible. If your goal is to defeat justice, then, by all means, keep your litigation in Chapala!

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US Lawyers Unlicensed in Mexico Cheating Local Expats

The following is an interview conducted with Chapala attorney Spencer McMullen. I understand that you’ve uncovered some issues regarding US lawyers practicing law here illegally. There are at least two American lawyers in the Lake Chapala area who are practicing law here without Mexican licenses (cédulas). Keep Reading

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