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I can respond to any question related to Mexican Law and common business practices in Mexico. I can also compare and contrast between the American and Mexican legal systems.

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Licenciatura en Derecho from the Universidad del Golfo en Cordoba, Veracruz. (Cedula Profesional No. 5713238) Maestria en Derecho from the Universidad de Cristobal Colon en Veracruz, Veracruz. (Cedula Professional No. 6358321) Currently a Candidate for a Doctorado en Derecho from the Universidad de Cristobal Colon. 5 years of litigation experience in Mexico.


Bachelors in Electronic Engineering, California Polytechnic State Univ. Juris Doctor, Concord University in Los Angeles Licenciatura en Derecho, Universidad del Golfo, Mexico Maestria en Derecho, Universidad de Cristobal Colon, Mexico Doctorado en Derecho (In Progress), Universidad de Cristobal Colon, Mexico

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Recent Answers from John Lee Ward

2014-09-24 help in getting divorced:

Hi Cynthia,    First, you should file for divorce either in the US where you live, or in San Miguel de Allende. To sped things up, I would file in San Miguel de Allende.     In the divorce suit, you tell

2014-08-21 Inheriting property in Mexico - through a Trust:

Dear Elizabeth,    There are a number of ways you can solve this problem. But, my intuition suggests this: If the companion does not want the property, best to ignore the US Trust and proceed with an intestate

2014-07-27 Liability law:

Dear Robert,    As a general rule, there is no requirement for having liability insurance on property in Mexico and the vast majority of property owners do not have any kind of liability insurance. In

2014-07-06 Mexican community property:

Dear Michael,    A legal marriage in Mexico is a civil marriage before the "juez" or "encargado" of the local Registro Civil. The couple may choose one of two property regimens: 1) Bienes Mancomunados

2014-07-04 Mexican Death Certificate Apostille:

Dear Nubia,    You need to find a certifed Mexican translator to translate the death certificate. The certificate with the translation is then taken to the Secretario de Gobernación in the State where


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