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Resolving Disputes: Legal Options for Expats in Mexico



Moving to Mexico as an expat can be an exciting and rewarding experience. However, it is important to be prepared for the possibility of facing legal disputes. Whether it is a problem with a landlord, a service provider, or even a neighbor, knowing your legal options is crucial to protect your rights and interests.


What kind of legal disputes can expats face in Mexico?

  • Real estate issues: Tenants facing unjustified evictions, landlords not complying with the terms of the rental agreement, problems with the purchase and sale of properties, etc.

  • Contractual matters: Disputes with service providers such as construction companies and developers, telephone companies, banks, etc., breach of contract, quality problems, etc.

  • Workers' rights: Expats who work in Mexico and experience discrimination, unjustified dismissal, non-payment of wages, etc.

  • Family matters: Divorce, child custody, alimony, etc., when one or both spouses are expats.

  • Problems with the authorities: Unjustified arrests, undue fines, etc.

What legal options do expats have in Mexico?

  • Negotiation: In many cases, the dispute can be resolved through direct negotiation with the other party.

  • Mediation: A neutral mediator can help the parties reach an agreement.

  • Arbitration: An impartial arbitrator makes a binding decision on the dispute.

  • Trial: If the other options don’t work, it may be necessary to start a lawsuit in a Mexican court.

Gómez Pérez y Asociados: Your legal ally in Mexico

At Gómez Pérez y Asociados, our team of experienced lawyers is dedicated to helping expats resolve their legal disputes efficiently and effectively. We offer a wide range of legal services, including:

  • Legal advice: We provide you with expert legal advice on your rights and legal options in Mexico.

  • Representation: We represent you in negotiations, mediation, arbitration or trial, as needed.

  • Translation: We offer professional translation of legal documents into Spanish or English.

  • Document preparation: We draft and file all legal documents necessary to defend your interests.

Contact us today and let us help you resolve your legal dispute in a fair and favorable way.

Gómez Pérez y Asociados


Phone: +52 322 221 3037

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

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