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Not paying alimony in Costa Rica could be deadly in times of covid-19

In the midst of the covid-19 pandemic, being sent to prison for not paying alimony can be deadly, especially if the person suffers from an illness that could be complicated by the new coronavirus. That's because this type of prisoner does not have the same...

Justice asks court to suspend arrests for not paying alimony

In Costa Rica, not paying alimony (pensión alimentaria in Spanish) will land you in jail. Literally. With the covid-19 crisis, the Ministerio de Justicia y Paz, that runs the penitentiary system,  on Monday sent an official letter to the vice president of the Supreme Court...

Dads will have an extra 6 days to pay the “alimony bonus”

Dads (as in the case that a mother is obliged to pay child support) who pay child support are required each year to pay a bonus - a 13th annual payment, an aguinaldo for alimony, if you will -  will now have until December...

Murdered Woman Was Planning To Report Her Husband On Monday For Domestic Violence

  Kattia Vargas Azofeifa, 44,  was tired of the violence and abuse she suffered at the hands of her husband, and on Monday (yesterday) she was going to file a complaint against him for domestic violence. She never made it carry out her intention. Her lifeless...

Court: Travellers Must Check If They Have “Impedimentos” (Ban On Leaving The Costa Rica)

(QCOSTARICA) Here it the scenario: you've made it through the line at the airline counter (unless you are flying first class), even made it through the longer line through the security check point, sat around waiting for boarding, get comfortable in your airplane seat...

The “Americanization of Costa Rica” Spills To The Family Courts

  Family Court judges order exaggerated amounts in support payments. TICO BULL – One of the more frequent complaints I hear from foreigners living for some time in the country is the “Americanization of Costa Rica”, the influence American culture on the local culture. In less than...

Proposed Bill To Make Easier For Men Paying Alimony To Leave The Country

QCOSTARICA - Currently, men in Costa Rica who pay alimony and/or child support must deposit the equivalent of 14 basic salaries and obtain permission of their estranged or former spouse or their children (if they are old enough) before being able to leave the...

Father Goes To Jail For Third Time For Child Support Debt

(qCOSTARICA) Jorge Pita, 70, today sits in a jail cell in La Reforma prison, for the third time in the past 18 months, for failure to pay support to his estranged wife, child support and tuition fees at a private school for his 11-year-old...

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