Originally from: Enforcement of Money Judgments - Looseleaf
Enforcement of Money Judgments - Electronic
I. PRESENT ATTITUDE TOWARD ENFORCEMENT OF
FOREIGN MONEY JUDGMENTS
A. Describe the receptiveness of your government (including
courts) toward enforcement of foreign money judgments.
In Costa Rica, the Civil Procedures Code, the government, and the
courts will all permit enforcement of foreign money judgments. This
procedure is called exequatur.
B. Briefly describe recent illustrative attempts, whether
successful or unsuccessful, to enforce a foreign money
judgment in your country, particularly with regard to
enforcement of any judgments from United States courts.
We do not have current statistics indicating how many exequaturs
from United States courts take place in Costa Rica. Nevertheless, every
year the First Chamber of the Supreme Court analyzes enforcement of
foreign money judgment cases coming from United States courts.
Furthermore, in Costa Rica, the majority of exequaturs are related to
divorces and Probate Proceedings.
C. Describe any proposed legislation or other governmental
action in your country that could significantly affect the
enforcement of foreign money judgments.
As far as we know, there is no proposed legislation or other
governmental action that can affect the exequatur procedure in Costa
Rica. For enforcement of foreign money judgments the requirements
established in the Civil Procedures Code must be complied with and
any other related national legislation. Furthermore, the procedure can
be affected if the Costa Rican judge is not competent to review the
request and if there is another ongoing claim in our country on the
same matter or if the same matter has already been resolved.