Spencer Richard McMullen

Spencer Richard McMullen

Mexican Attorney / Translator - Bilingual
  • Immigration Law, Probate, International Law ...
  • Mexico
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Summary

American born and educated, living in Mexico and with full law studies and postgraduate studies in Mexico. State court translator and on US Consulate list of translators.

Practice Areas
  • Immigration Law
  • Probate
  • International Law
  • Family Law
  • Gov & Administrative Law
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Business Law
  • Consumer Law
  • Divorce
  • Collections
  • Criminal Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Real Estate Law
  • Municipal Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Mexico
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Law clerk
Jalisco State Supreme Court
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Intern
Chapala Civil Court
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Education
Jalisco State College of Notaries
Diploma Course (2014) | Notarial Law
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Jalisco Institute of Public Administration
Diploma Course (2013) | Administrative Law
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J.D. (2012) | Law
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Universidad Panamericana
LL.M. (2012) | Civil and Business Law Procedure
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Jalisco Institute of Public Administration
Diploma Course (2012) | Condominium Administration
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Professional Associations
ANADE Colegio de Abogados
Certified Attorney
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Activities: National Corporate Attorney Bar Association Certified Attorney
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Certifications
Expert Translator
Jalisco State Judicial Council
Expert Translator
Municipality of Guadalajara, Jalisco
Mortgage Advisor
Mexican Association of Financial Intermediaries
Websites & Blogs
Website
Legal Answers
14 Questions Answered

Q. What can I do if my wife is threatening to take my daughter to Mexico
A: Is your wife Mexican? Are you divorcing? Are there any existing custody orders? It would be best if you spoke to a local lawyer to have a custody order made ASAP with restrictions on taking the child out of the state / country (if none exists) to aid in getting the child back if your wife makes good on her threats.
Q. If I am sending the stepparent adoption form to Mexico, can it be signed @ a court, notary???
A: For a valid notarized signature on documents in Mexico you have 2 options, have the person sign in front of the notary at the US Embassy or consulate or sign in front of a Mexican Notary and then get an apostille after. Sometimes the Mexican notary may want the document translated into Spanish before he certifies the signature and at times the receiving party may want the apostille translated into English.
Q. Can I get divorced if my husband is in Mexico and can't come here and me and my kids just moved back to wa state ?
A: The court will most likely accept your case if you meet the residency time limits for your state. As far as serving the other party in Mexico, treaties between the U.S. and individual countries or international agreements such as the “Hague Convention on Service Abroad” and the “Inter-American Service Convention” will govern service of process, it can be tricky and cost a bit more than simple service in the US, not doing it properly could give the other party rise to attack a judgment at a later date if he did not respond.
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Contact & Map
Hidalgo #230
Chapala, Jalisco 45900
Mexico
Guadalajara Office
Pablo Neruda #3055, Int. 302
Colonia Providencia
Guadalajara
Mexico
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