Costa Rica/Marriage/Divorce


I am a Tica.  I married a US citizen and we registered our marriage in Costa Rica. We divorced in the US but we have not done the appropriate paper work to get a divorce in Costa Rica. So, we are still married in Costa Rica, and divorced in the US. We both live in the US.  My ex-husband re-married. Is his marriage valid if he is still married to me in Costa Rica? or Will this be cause for his marriage to be voided until we get a proper divorce in Costa Rica?
Thank you - Gracias

You will need to get a certified copy of the divorce judgement and send it to my office if you wish,  to have it registered in Costa Rica.
His marriage is valid but in Costa Rica you will both be considered narried to each other until the divorce is registered.

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American/Costarrican Attorney at Law/Real Estate Broker, We specialize in relocation and expat services related to Costa Rica, Residency, Immigration proceedures,Real Estate sales, International Law, Business Law, Corporations, Family Law, Wedding planning, private investigations and genealogical research, Notarial services, tax shelters, Civil and Criminal Law, serving of court documents. We can also advise on several other aspects related to Costa Rica, such as Tourism, everyday living, culture, etc.


20 years experience with clients from over 75 countries, Presidential candidate for of the Costarrican Barr Association 1999 Presently running for Congress at the Costarrican Legislative Assembly 2014-2018

Past member Masonic Lodge Past President Lions Club Past President Community developement association Past Delegate of the Supreme Tribunal of Elections

La Republica Newspaper, Tico Times, AM Costa Rica, La Prensa Libre, La Nación, Daily Extra, Gamma Liason news agency, SIPA Press, SYGMA News agency, Channel 6,7,11,13,19,42 TV, National USA TV, many radio programs.

Autonomous University of Central America Univerisity of Costa Rica Glendale College Lumbleau Real Estate School University of San Judas Tadeo

Awards and Honors
Numerous certificates and distinctions from the Barr Association, the Journalists association,the Medical association, the Supreme Court,the Judicial Power (OIJ) Eagle scout badge with three palms

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