Getting Divorced in Thailand

Getting Divorced in Thailand

Divorce
There is no separate law for divorce in Thailand. The divorce code is part of the Civil and Commercial Code under Book V Title 1 Part VI. Under this code, a divorce in the Kingdom can either be contested or uncontested. Uncontested Divorce An uncontested divorce is relatively easier to execute and more cost effective of the two as it is streamed from a mutual agreement of both spouses to end their marriage legally for various reasons. They do not have to go to court to end their marriage but although not really required, they may still involve their lawyers when they approach an Amphur where they will put into writing their agreement of ending their marriage as all documents are written in Thai and especially if the couple has…
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Matrimonial Assets

Matrimonial Assets

Family, Marriage
There is the old saying that love is blind and a divorce opens your eyes. According to the latest statistics in the United States, 40% of all marriages end in divorce. Thailand is also seeing an increase in their divorce stats.It makes one wonder why so few are having prenuptial agreements signed in the first place. It is rather clear that the odds are stacked. 'Prenup’ or Prenuptial Agreements may be drafted in Thailand. There are many advantages of having a prenuptial agreement in Thailand. The benefit unfortunately only comes to play at the end of a marriage usually when it is too late. The numerous advantages of a Prenup or prenuptial agreement are that it affords your property protection from your spouse during a divorce. A prenuptial agreement will lower…
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Prenuptial Agreements in Thailand

Prenuptial Agreements in Thailand

Family, Marriage
There is the old saying that love is blind and a divorce opens your eyes. According to the latest statistics in the United States, 40% of all marriages end in divorce. Thailand is also seeing an increase in their divorce statistics. [See: Thailand Divorce: Statistics] It makes one wonder why so few are having prenuptial agreements signed in the first place. It is rather clear that the odds are stacked. 'Prenup’ or Prenuptial Agreements may be drafted in Thailand. There are many advantages of having a prenuptial agreement in Thailand. The benefit unfortunately only comes to play at the end of a marriage usually when it is too late. The numerous advantages of a Prenup or prenuptial agreement are that it affords your property protection from your spouse during a divorce.…
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Compensation in Divorce

Compensation in Divorce

Divorce
Divorce compensation claims during divorce proceedings in Thailand can take different forms. The following examples of compensation are listed in the Thai statutes. A spouse who makes an application to cancel his marriage based on it being voidable yet having known it was voidable prior to getting married would have to compensate the other person for damages. If the spouse becomes destitute due to the marriage being cancelled, the person canceling the marriage would have to provide the spouse with a living allowance. This is covered by Section 1523 and Section 1525 of the Thai Civil and Commercial code. In the event of a divorce on the grounds of Section 1516(1) the person making an application for a divorce in Thailand is entitled to compensation from the other or the…
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Child Custody

Child Custody

Divorce
A child custody negotiation or battle is among the most painful experience that a family can go through. Every member of the family has to conquer the stresses of being in court and if the parents are separating on a bitter circumstance, the arguments and presentations of negative ideas to discredit one party to the other in order to gain custody will eventually give lasting but hurting and often traumatic impressions on the child. These impressions may eventually affect the child’s personality as he grows up therefore if a separation of the parents is the only available avenue that they will have, it wise that they will deal with the custody issue as subtle and as civilized as they can. However, custody battles or negotiations are not limited to married…
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