The Civil Code of Costa Rica
The Civil Code in any Civil Law country such as Costa Rica is made up of the core laws compiling within it such laws as the law of contracts, property law, personal injury, and inheritance.
The Civil Code is based on the French Napoleonic Code which was passed in 1804 after the French revolutions. The French Code was very influential because it was adopted by many countries which had been under French rule during the era of Napoleon such as Italy and Spain.
The Costa Rican Civil Code used in Costa Rica was adopted from the Civil Code of Spain.
The Costa Rican Civil Code is divided into the following categories. Click on the link below to see the full text [in Spanish] of each of the four sections below.
CODIGO CIVIL DE COSTA RICA