In Paraguay, as in most countries around the world, it is easy for foreigners to be taken advantage of by dishonest or unscrupulous people. The time to protect yourself is BEFORE you make any large purchase or sign any contract. You must ensure that you fully understand anything you sign or you could find yourself at serious legal disadvantage later if something goes wrong. A notary public (escribano) will create any standard contract from a basic template, but it is important to ensure that any contract that you enter into is written correctly to protect your legal rights. We can help with the creation or review of private contracts (rental, purchase of real estate or auto, power of attorney, etc.) We can also arrange translation of any contract into your native language by a government-certified translator.
Do you need legal help? It is extremely important to choose your lawyer wisely. It is very common here for lawyers to ask for a large sum of money up front, or to charge you in advance for future taxes and fees. If this happens you should walk away. If the lawyer won’t give you a receipt, you should run. Our legal professionals specialize in civil law (fraud, breach of contract, labor contracts, personal injury, probate, and divorce). We can offer you an honest assessment of your case, and a fair price for the legal assistance you require
“Do not blame Caesar, blame the people of Rome who have so enthusiastically acclaimed and adored him and rejoiced in their loss of freedom and danced in his path and given him triumphal processions. Blame the people who hail him when he speaks in the Forum of the new wonderful good society which shall now be Rome's, interpreted to mean more money, more ease, more security, and more living fatly at the expense of the industrious.” -- Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 – 43 BC) Roman philosopher, politician and orator.