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  1. Can someone please pm me with the phone number for a u.s. notary in the area. Thanks but I don't need any legal opinions.
  2. As i remember the law i would say it is not legal. But i would have to read again.
  3. As far as I remember you cannot change your name in Mexico just correct it. It should be the same as your Birth Certificate. The only difference that might occur is in Mexico they use both last names. In my opinion you changed your name in the US not in Mexico. I would maybe have a copy of your name change from the US in case some authority in Mexico questions you. If I remember right there is a small court type document you can get where the court recognizes that you are known by two names. Very interesting problem.
  4. You can lower the risks substantially if you do a title search ( Historial) in Catastro and the Registro Publico. A notary will not do this automatically you must pay extra or pay an attorney or someone that knows what they are doing. Notaries only order a clean title certificate. The person you hire can go back sometimes more than 100 years. I would recommend at least 10 as that is when possession can convert to into property ( Prescripcion) to see if there are any red flags. If it is close to an Ejido you should have someone definitely double check. If this is done you can lower the risk considerably. If there are problems with the property the seller is obligated in most cases to correct the problem or give the money back. Hopefully he still has it. As always check with a good attorney.
  5. Yes it does grow here. I have found it at superama grocery on lopez mateos about 3 km to the south of costco. Sell alot of different items there.
  6. The main branches of law are civil, commercial, labor, tax, criminal, agriculture and adminstrative. Make sure you find one that practices maybe one or two. I am always am scared of lawyers that boast that they experts in all branches.
  7. Hi. I have a great one out of gdl. Not cheap though. 

  8. Yes there are zonings laws. Chapala has most areas mapped and approved. It is municipal law. I assume in that area it is classified as h2 which is residential and depending on the area and the size of the lot probably would not allow for a trailer park. The zoning plans are on the chapala web site.
  9. Well not an advocate either way about bad expats, but I assume it is against the zoning laws and probably the fraccs rules. So maybe not bad gringos against the mexicans. Maybe just not legally permitted.
  10. Sorry It is almost impossible to get a carry license. Only with great contacts. Gun store is in Mexico City. Must be approved before you go and only sell up to .380 pistols, it is possible to get up to .38 from private party legally. Larger calibers are illegal. Look and mexicoarmado.com It has all the info.
  11. The soil at the lake contains very highly expansive clay. I have seen larger concrete footings as you mentioned work but I would recommend a layer of about 30 cm of gravel below because of the soil movement. If you do a professional soil study they will be able to give you various foundation options including just concrete and rebar but they will usually require the removal a certain amount of dirt in order to get to a better quality of soil and much bigger than you mentioned. I have seen recommendations past two meters in some places. The rock system is a traditional system here at the lake but it works to insulate the foundation from cracks as the soil expands and contracts. I would recommend also a visual analysis as the trench is being dug as the soil varies in depth and equality in the same area and make sure your builder understands the soil in Chapala as in Guadalajara in most places the soil is of a much better quality.
  12. If they gave you a ticket in Chapala they are Transitos (traffic cops). And yes you need a motorcycle license. There is a car license and motorcycle.
  13. I was informed in the Municipal office that the best time was on Saturday. I assume then that they are open. I cannot guarantee though.
  14. Told me they are open on Saturday and that is the best time. Cannot pay online as far as I know
  15. The legal meaning in Mexico is used to describe a private development where the streets, common areas are owned by the Owners " condominos". Most or all services are the condos responsibility. Rules and fees are more easily enforced. Can legally restrict access. Sometimes higher fees. A Normal Fraccionamiento / Normal Development the streets and usually all or most services are public. Most larger developments are Fraccionamientos.
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