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Making a Last Will and Testament in Costa Rica

Seminar for Expats on

Making a Last Will and Testament in Costa Rica

On Friday 6 or Friday 13 January 2023

At Hotel del Sur, San Isidro del General

Following previously successful seminars for the Expat community, the Perez Zeledon International Women’s Club is now planning a seminar on Making a Will in Costa Rica.

David Salazar of Servicios Legales Mora y Salazar will present the seminar. The date will be confirmed as soon as the Court schedule is published and David can confirm his availability on the above dates.

The fee will be C20m for members of Perez Zeledon International Women’s Club and C25m for members of the wider ex-pat community. The fee includes a copy of the seminar proceedings to be sent by email after the event.

If you wish to attend, please write to Sheelagh Richards at indicating how many places you wish to reserve, by Friday 9 December at the latest please. Registrants will be sent further information and directions in mid-December.

Making a Last Will and Testament in Costa Rica


8.15 a.m. – Registration and Refreshments

9.00 a m. – Seminar starts

Making a Will

● Why you should do this – what happens if you die intestate in Costa


● Making a Last Will and Testament

o The law and process of making a Will or forming a Trust,

appointing executors, how probate is conducted

Taxation of your estate and outstanding liabilities

● Current taxation situation and planned introduction of capital gains tax

● Payment of outstanding taxes and liabilities arising from death

International Dimensions

● The geographic scope e of a Will written in Spanish in Costa Rica

● Dealing with assets in another country, beneficiaries in Costa Rica and


11.00 a.m. – Comfort break and refreshments

The interests of beneficiaries

● The implications of leaving property or money to Costa Rican nationals

● and to organizations or beneficiaries in another country

Legal Responsibilities upon your death

● Providing for the rights of employees upon your death

End of Life wishes

● Medical / legal dimensions of terminal care – strive to keep alive or

allow to die

● Preparing an End of Life Directive – including Government’s new

Advance Directives law

Questions and Discussion

12.30 - 1.00 p.m. Seminar ends


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