Jose Maria Heredia House

Helping the elderly in their homes Heredia

Help For The Elderly / April 2, 2016

Background: two months ago we talked about Garland M. Baker's A.M. Costa Rica piece women can be throwing their mates away from home in record figures in Costa Rica. Some of them are enjoying it and with the law designed to protect females against domestic violence to swindle expats [United states expatriates]... "Police in Heredia say women are abusing Law 8589 Article 7 [the protction / restraining order law]... "Yes, an expat male - or any male in Costa Rica even - may be tossed from his very own residence by his wife or girlfriend by just having a complaint recorded against him by the girl if she claims he had been being abusive. Abusive, as it stands today, often means something, including just raising your sound. "a couple of weeks ago a woman put her expat boyfriend in prison all-night as he raised their vocals to her adult son - he is over 18 years old - for popping bubble pack and artwork satanic symbols regarding the wall. The son, who's tested positive for drugs previously, became vocally abusive, therefore the expat labeled as 911. Whenever authorities appeared, the gf and her child requested the authorities to use the expat to jail. Officials performed therefore without concern... "the guy who had been jailed is the legal owner of the property...In the morning, the police escorted the tired man from their jail cellular towards the courtroom...The judge told the man your authorities would simply take him to his own home in which he could bring two suitcases of essentials but that he must vacate his home straight away. "A police officer escorted the expat along with his lawyer to the residence. Whilst retired man gathered his things, law enforcement officer told the lawyer that tossing males - mostly international males - from their homes in Heredia ended up being their day to day routine. He stated they normally use to chase robbers also bad folks, the good news is these people were annoyed because mostly they simply deal with domestic violence instances. The authorities officer further said: 'ladies in Costa Rica tend to be benefiting from this new law. They throw out their particular boyfriend then take their things and then leave.' "Other ladies cannot leave. They begin courtroom cases against expats for problems or palimony to put on all of them down seriously to get a payoff." Baker today updates us in the tale associated with the falsely accused guy in New section: 'i would like my house back!' Judges tend to be a girl's closest friend when extortion's afoot. He writes: "The second element of a genuine story of an expat's agony and beat is meant to end today. The Gringo must spend his girlfriend for their home back. "This bad man had been dumped of their household one night for increasing their voice to his gf"s adult boy, a punk rock kind recognized to make use of difficult drugs like break cocaine. The expat invested the evening in a very cold and uncomfortable prison cell...The early morning after, the authorities took him in front of a judge whom offered him a cold neck and would not listen to their side of the tale. Any since that awful day the indegent man has already established to lease another spot and battle for their rights. In resort in which he's now residing, there are two various other guys in identical predicament. "Rights? What liberties? No one at courtroom ever before paid attention to him. The judge set a preliminary hearing for Sept. 27, but on the day of market, the judge canceled the hearing and put a new date of Nov 1. This is maddening for the expat. He previously arranged traveling to the United States to come with their elderly mom through some medical options and didn't expect you'll return in Costa Rica Nov. 1. His parent died just last year leaving their aging mother alone. He penned a petition towards the judge asking for an earlier court day. Exactly what a blunder. The judge put the hearing right back even more to Dec. 4, three long months through the date he was forced from their own home by a live-in girlfriend. "The expat could do nothing but wait for Dec. 4 so he might have his day in judge and, hopefully, a reputable hearing of this realities. He desired to be ready so he requested the judge if he could have a translator. Officials during the courtroom told him he could deliver any translator in who he had confidence. "Dec. 4...The judge showed up at around 10 a.m. for the scheduled 9:30 a.m. reading only to state she had another instance and would have to postpone the hearing once more until after the vacations. The judge system closes this current year from Dec. 21 to Jan. 7. The expat"s attorney insisted on a hearing. The judge conceded but said everybody else would have to wait three hours on her to complete others instance. Everybody else decided to wait. "The gf's lawyer wandered over to the expat"s attorney and offered him a file. He said, 'Does your client want his household right back?' In that case he has to cover every little thing in this file and pay a cash settlement of four figures, said the attorney. "The Gringo"s lawyer informed him the terms to get his home straight back...The judge finally called the events to begin the hearing. She thought to the Gringo that their translator was not from the judge directory of accepted translators. He said, 'I became told through officials right here I could deliver a translator of my selecting.' The judge said, 'Sorry, anyone who you chatted to had been mistaken, i am going to move this audience to February.' "The expat ended up being damaged. He had been likely to need to wait two more months for the next courtroom time. He chose to consent to their girlfriend"s terms and pay the woman down." Appears like America-women employing government-aided extortion under regulations put up to simply help battered ladies. Interesting, also, that when some of these ladies truly thought that the guys had been 1/100th the violent abusers they claim, the ladies would never desire pulling this stuff, for fear the "abusers" would retaliate. Because of Marc Angelucci for calling my focus on the story.