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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 casaceltas@gmail.com 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


Program


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

Rica

● 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

overseas


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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