There ought to be a boot camp for people moving to Mexico so they can come up to speed on the ins and outs of living there.
One thing about Mexico is they don't sue for the large ammounts that are the norm north of the border. However, Mexican Law is as different as the country from ours. Basicly Mexian Law is based on the Napolean Code, not case law as in the U.S. and G.B. Either one can be confusing as all get out and keeps the lawyers occupied. The Mexicans can keep someone in jail for thirty days before appearing before a Judge and even then they may not get out of jail.
Most Gringos are insured up the Wazoo, and know of a lawyer that can be of some aide in a crunch, if I were to live there I would get a lawyer to look over me, one that could explain things it would be worth the added expense.
There is also a thing about knowing the right person such as the Chief of Police or the Mayor or some other offical when they give you their card and present the card at the right time and place it is like a get out of jail card.
A friend of mine has such a card and keeps it with him at all times.
Most gringos don't get into trouble they live such laid back lives and employ one or two Mexicans to care for their home and contribute to the local charities. They are looked upon as a source of good things and amusment by the Mexicans who are as puzzeled by the gringo antics as the gringos are of their goings on.
Just adds to the adventure