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Find the legal advice you need to start your new life in Los Cabos

Los Cabos is a very attractive proposition in many ways. Not only is it an ideal destination for regular vacationers, with beautiful beach, sea and desert landscapes, but it is also a retirement haven for US and Canadian citizens, offering a diverse range of excellent options. The most essential spots in the area are Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, which are joined by a 20 mile stretch of road that runs along an area known as the “tourist corridor”.  Living in Cabo implies tremendous savings for retirees on fixed income to sustain a comfortable way of living,...

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How to Create a LLC or Corporation as a Shareholder in Mexico

When doing business in Mexico you may need to set up a Mexican corporation, and Mexlaw’s team of expert lawyers can lead you through the necessary steps. Mexlaw will show which documents you will have to provide and how to how to fill in the necessary forms. First, you will be required to complete the form in which you will provide your company’s information (the Foreign Legal entity Shareholder): names, shareholders, type of business, etc. In that form you will be asked to attach certain documents; note that MexLaw uses high security decryption to guarantee that your data is secure. We...

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The importance of having legal counseling for real estate transaction in Mexico

As a legal firm specializing in Mexican real estate, we have witnessed countless cases where clients, in the absence of good legal counsel when drawing up a contract, are affected by situations related mainly to breach of contract or clauses of little benefit to one of the parties. On this occasion we will analyze a particular case where the plaintiff has made a promissory purchase in which use of arbitrations was included, with rules agreed upon by both parties, but without the right to request legal intervention. The controversy is very “square” since in this type of obligation, such as a promissory...

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Mexlaw, the experts in real estate law in Merida, the city with infinite possibilities

Merida is one of the few cities in Mexico experiencing growth during these difficult times, and is gaining a well-earned reputation for being a forward thinking, innovative and technologically advanced city which offers opportunities for growth to many businesses and industries. Strategically located in close proximity to the major markets of Mexico itself, the USA and Latin America, with excellent connectivity by road, sea and air, Merida, and the state of Yucatan in general, have become attractive propositions in the business sector, especially since the city is considered to be one of the best places to live in Mexico. It is...

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Points to consider when choosing a litigation attorney in Mexico

Investing in Mexico is an attractive proposition and nine times out of ten it is a very positive experience, however there may be occasions when you need the help and advice of local legal experts who can protect your interests and be with you all the way during any kind of legal dispute. When you find yourself involved in such a dispute it’s good to know that you have someone competent to represent you. You need an experienced, ethical, and reliable lawyer that you can trust. This is where MexLaw comes into action with our litigation team. Our lawyers will...

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MexLaw’s legal services are now available in Los Cabos

MexLaw is pleased to announce the opening of our new office in Los Cabos, a favored location with both tourists and real estate investors from the United States and Canada. The colonial town of San Jose del Cabo, the modern tourist resort of Cabo San Lucas and the 20-mile tourist corridor that connects them, offer multiple and varied options for real estate investment. MexLaw is a reputable and well-established international law firm, and our team of legal experts in Los Cabos offer you a combination of the experience we have gained over the years in the Riviera Maya, Mexico’s Pacific...

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How the COVID-19 Pandemic Changed the Way We Work

While working remotely has been commonplace in some countries, the COVID-19 pandemic saw workers across the globe working from home in unprecedented numbers. And while the pandemic has been devastating for millions, it has also created opportunities for improving the way we work and live. Let’s take a look at just a few of these benefits. Benefits of Remote Work - Shorter commute times: Depending on where you live, your commute may have consumed a few hours of your day - every day! Remote work means no commute. No commute means less wear and tear on your car, less money spent on...

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2021 Financial Requirements for Temporary and Permanent Residency in Mexico

Each year, Mexico increases the financial requirements to obtain either temporary or permanent residency. We have outlined the most commonly asked about residency types and this year’s financial requirements. How is the requirement calculated? There are two different ways that Mexican Consulates and Mexican Immigration offices may determine the financial requirements for residency. Note: Each consulate and office are different. Before you schedule your appointment with your local Mexican Consulate, you should always check the requirements on their website. ✓ Based on the Mexican daily minimum wage ($141.70MXN). OR ✓ Based on the daily UMA (Unidad de Medida y Actualización) rate ($89.62MXN). UMA...

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Renewing Your U.S. Passport While Living Abroad

If you are a U.S. Citizen living abroad, you may need to have your passport renewed. The good news is that you do not need to return to the U.S. to do this. The bad news is that, unlike in the U.S., you will have to request the new passport in person. But, don’t worry, the process is very easy, and the staff at the U.S. Embassy, U.S. Consular Generals, and U.S. Consular Agents make renewing your adult 10-year passport relatively pain free. Please note: While the U.S. Embassy, Consular Generals, and Consular Agents are slowly beginning to resume normal operations...

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