Insanity & Divorce

Divorce
Filling for divorce in Thailand you can base the application on a number of documents grounds.The specific part that this page refers to is an application made for a divorce in Thailand based on Insanity. Having your spouse declared insane as part of your divorce may come with a court issued order for maintenance. Living Allowances: Divorce in Thailand: Section 1464 The section relates to monthly maintenance of the other even during trial. It is important to maintain maintenance during the trial even if the spouse has not been declared insane as yet. The declaration in terms of the statute clearly states that it is irrelevant to maintenance. Should this lack of support endanger the other, the supposable insane spouse, or the guardian may apply for a maintenance order. (more…)
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Insanity & Maintenance

Divorce
There are no real statistics as to how many applications are made for a divorce in Thailand based on insanity. Insanity is defined by Thai law and by those acts governing divorce in Thailand. You would require expert legal assistance when using such far reaching grounds for divorce in Thailand. Insanity does not only affect your divorce in Thailand but also the rights and privileges of the person being said to be insane. In terms of Section 1516 which defines the grounds for divorce, Point 7 covers the aspect of applying for a divorce in Thailand based on one spouse being insane for 3 continuous years and who is incurable. (more…)
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Matrimonial Assets Community of Property

Divorce
Litigious divorces are not very common in Thai courts however, with the rise in wealth there is a significant uptick in the process. Until 1935 the husband had full power over all the property in the marriage. This changed in 1976 when new laws allowed for joint control over all the property in a marriage in equal share. The division is now based on fault during divorce and a claim has to be registered during the divorce proceedings. Divorces on a whole have increased according to the latest statistics. (more…)
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Relationship Statistics in Thailand

Divorce
The divorce rate in Thailand over the past 10 years has increased according to the latest statistics released. During 2003 the divorce rate was 1.28 per 1,000 couples up from 0.97 couples per 1,000 in 1994. This is also reflected in the amount of marriages registered in Thailand over the same period. In 2004 the ration of new marriage in Thailand had been 5 in every 1,000 people compared to 8 for every 1,000 people in 1994. Oddly enough the most significant drop in marriages had been in the North-Eastern part of Thailand being Isaan. The government fears that it shows a weakening in Thailand of the family institution or a loss of faith in the family unit. (more…)
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Voidable Marriages in Thailand

Divorce
Divorce in Thailand is not the only recourse when attempting to end a marriage. Thai law stipulates when a marriage is voidable within its rules of law. A voidable marriage is one conducted illegally. A voidable marriage is therefore in effect until annulled by a court. Children however born of a voidable marriage are therefore technically legitimate. Once an annulment occurs the marriage is considered to have never taken place. It is therefore not a divorce. Section 1503: covers what would be used for the application of annulment as it covers all the relevant sections. Section 1448: A marriage can only occur between a woman and a man if they are 17 years and older. The courts however may have the discretion as to allowing the marriage to take place if…
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