• Ronald Felton
    11
    September is Wills Month
    Speaker: MARIA SALAS Prolegal SMA
    TUESDAY AUGUST 25, 2020 @ 9:30 AM CENTRAL TIME


    Make sure you mark your calendars for this Tuesday, August 25, when the Midday Rotary Club of San Miguel de Allende welcomes Mariana Salas, legal advisor with Prolegal SMA. Each year, Mexicans are encouraged to have a Will (el testamento) completed in September. If you are a foreigner who owns property in Mexico, you also need to have a Will created in Mexico.

    Death is not a subject we enjoy discussing. However, you need to be prepared. Mexicans, as a culture, have a unique relationship with death. They celebrate and venerate their ancestors on Los días de los muertos, which is celebrated from October 31 to November 2. As a prelude to the celebrations, every September in Mexico is considered Will month. Mexicans are encouraged to prepare a Will, and notaries and the government offer significant rebates during this time. Foreigners who own property or live in Mexico should take advantage of this opportunity as well. If you have been putting off drafting your Will, you may be motivated by the fact that this service is being offered at a fraction of the cost during September and October.

    As a property owner in Mexico, if you die without a Will, the Mexican government will be responsible for liquidating your estate and distributing your assets. Foreigners living in Mexico are well advised to have a Mexican Will as there are no survivor rights in Mexico, and property held in Trust may not be enough protection for you and your family. If you have a foreign Will, it must be processed in your country of origin, translated into Spanish, and verified by your local government before it is executory in Mexico, where it has to proceed before a judge and then a notary. It may take up to one year to resolve an estate with a foreign Will.

    You're most welcome to join us on Zoom, this Tuesday at 9:30 AM.

    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82262924413?pwd=Si9GTzM3cXRUeXBwOTNpZXlHZ3V6QT09

    Meeting ID: 822 6292 4413
    Password: 542474

    https://www.rotarysmamidday.org/this-weeks-meeting.html
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  • Reminder Bunny
    0
    Reminder: This is happening Tuesday, August 25.
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