Everything in the legal world is subject to deadlines. The deadlines fundamentally serve legal certainty, by not making the possibility of a claim hang over us indefinitely. Otherwise, if a multitude of issues could be claimed after, for example, 30 years, we would see each other forced to keep a multitude of evidence, or we would be defenseless by not being able to provide witnesses who have already disappeared.

We can exercise our rights within the terms established by law for each one, (except in cases of nullity, which are not null and void, which are not). But just as important as exercising the right within the term is NOT TO RUSH THE DEADLINE, that is, not to wait for the last day of the term. The reason is simple, preparing a claim or a response requires time, involves collecting evidence, ordering it, analyzing it and looking for jurisprudence…. etc Pretending that a lawyer or a law firm does all this work in two days, which depending on the case can be enormous, is pretending to be a miracle. The more time we have to prepare a matter, much better quality of work, and many more chances of success.

In future entries we will leave some of the most used terms and that it is best to know and how to compute them.