You should consult with a lawyer as soon as you have a legal problem, this is due to the Statute of Limitations or the short term that the law grants to take legal action. By consulting with a lawyer, you can gain more information about the solution to your problem and take steps with confidence. You will be calmer with less uncertainty.
1.- What is the Statute of Limitations?
It is the short term that the law grants to take legal action; it is important to consider that:
- In Quintana Roo, the terms to file lawsuits are shorter than in the rest of Mexico.
- In the case of laws that impose new taxes or charges, these laws could be contrary to the Constitution, and there are few days to file a lawsuit against them, if not they are legally consented.
- In cases of insolvency, the debtor will pay first those who sue.
2. How does the Statute of Limitations compare in the State of Quintana Roo?
In the rest of Mexico, the longest term to file a lawsuit is ten years, in Quintana Roo is only six. Terms that are normally three or five years in other States are only one or two years in Quintana Roo.
The Statute of Limitations in Quintana Roo for civil actions is similar to the limits for filing lawsuits in the state of New York, generally ranging from one year to six years.
The term to file civil lawsuits in Canada is normally very short in most Provinces with a common term of two years (the specific term depends on the action and the case).
3. What to do when you have a problem in Quintana Roo?
We highly encourage you to consult with a lawyer as soon as you have a legal problem. By consulting with a lawyer, you can gain more information about the solution to your problem and take steps with confidence. We also recommend consulting with different lawyers not only because there are different perspectives, but also because the quality of legal services varies considerably in Mexico. We recommend you to read our article on Five Essential Things You Need to Know When Selecting A Lawyer in Mexico.
In the case of our firm, we specialize in litigation concerning property, business, and investment matters. Thus we cover various specialties such as civil, commercial, administrative, corporate and constitutional law. Any litigation that has to do with property rights is our matter, this goes from problems between condominium owners and developers to problems derived from acts of authorities.
The cases that, as a rule, we do not see in IC Abogados, are family cases such as divorces; labor cases such as lawsuits against dismissals; and criminal cases such as injuries.
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