Competent legal assistance makes all the difference when moving overseas

Nov 21, 2016 | 0 comments

By Edd and Cynthia Staton

Having competent legal assistance is the best way to obtain your residency visa and get your new expat life off to a great start. Dra. Lina Ulloa, owner of Cuenca law firm Ulloa & Zamora, has been practicing law since 2003 and was one of the first attorneys in the city to assist newly arriving foreigners with their visa applications.

A client meets with Dra. Lina Ullo.

It is said that “practice makes perfect,” and Lina consistently demonstrates the truth of that adage. She recently received formal congratulations and recognition from the Office of Immigration for her enviable 100% approval record for all visa application submissions.

Beyond obtaining residency, Ulloa & Zamora is qualified to provide you with other important legal assistance in Ecuador. As a dedicated professional, Lina has continued her formal education and earned a Master’s of Civic and Labor Law.

It is important to have an attorney here execute a will that properly coordinates with the will from your home country. Neglecting to do this will cause enormous hardship for a surviving spouse during a stressful and emotional time. Similar difficulty results when “end of life” documents are not executed by a qualified lawyer prior to a spouse’s passing.


Dra. Lina Ullo and her legal assistant.

Protect yourself if you are renting your residence by having Lina draw up the lease agreement or review the one prepared by your landlord. Failure to do so could result in you having no recourse if the dwelling has issues or the landlord is unresponsive.

Similarly, if you have domestic help, let Lina create a contract that defines your and your housekeeper’s responsibilities and avoid potential problems in the future. Dra. Ulloa can also represent you should a dispute arise.

Real estate assistance from Lina Ulloa is multi-faceted and comprehensive. Through her extensive network of contacts, she serves as a buyer’s agent to locate ideal properties for her clients. She then negotiates prices so that the seller pays the legally allowable 3% commission. As a final service to her clients, Lina includes drawing up contracts and all other legal services in that commission. This feature alone can save you thousands of dollars in expenses.

Dra. Lina Ulloa is a versatile attorney who will professionally guide you through all legal matters in Ecuador — visas, wills, end of life, leases, domestic help, and real estate. She provides every client with excellent service and fair rates.

Ulloa & Zamora
Av. Jose Peralta 1-19 y Av. 12 de Abril (Acropolis building) Office 31
Land line: 04103588, 04103790
Cell: 0984205336, 0981132984


The preceding is a paid advertorial.

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