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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

2015-01-30 How do I order a certified copy of a marriage certificate from Mexico?:

You need to send someone to the Registro Civil to pay the fee and pick up the document. If you do not have anyone in the area, you can try calling the Registro Civl and offer to send the money to the bank

2015-01-28 Probate a US will for Mexican real property:

Dear John,    The short answer is yes. There are two ways to go about this. One is to have the court in the domiciliary state approve the will and then have this resolution sent to Mexico so that a Mexican

2015-01-28 Fideiocomiso Property:

Hi Ted,    The "usufructo vitalicia" only applies to real property, not to a fideicomiso. To answer your other question, only a Notario can execute a contract of "usufructo vitalicia". I van think of two

2015-01-27 Mexico Divorce:

Dear Julie,    Just as in the US, a contested divorce can be long, ugly and costly. Unfortunately, I dont know any lawyer in Sonora.    You can check to see if any lawyer has a license (CÚdula Profesional)

2015-01-27 Mexico Divorce:

Dear Julie,    Your boyfriend can send a Poder Notarial to a lawyer in Mexico. He does not actually need to be present. However, getting the divorce will be long and difficult unless the wife is agreeable


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