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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Grounds for Divorce in Thailand

Grounds for Divorce in Thailand

Divorce
Thai law makes provision for a divorce in Thailand in terms of Section 1516. This specific section covers the reasons or grounds on which a divorce in Thailand may be granted. Even though your reasons for a divorce in Thailand might fall under one of the subsections of Section 1516, they might not be as clear cut as stipulated on this page. You may want to also read the page on ‘Divorce in Thailand: Defences’ together with this. The husband has given maintenance to or honoured such other woman as his wife or the wife has committed adultery, the other spouse may enter a claim for divorce. Point 1 as it explains is where the husband has another girlfriend or Mia Noi or has committed an act of adultery. The…
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History of Divorce in Thailand

History of Divorce in Thailand

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The history of Roman Dutch law shows that as Westerners our laws had in the ancient past been mainly laws based on oral customary law and minimal written law. Only since Justinian did we change with the first codification of Roman law under the Corpus Juris Civilis. During this period many of our laws changed from customary laws to customary written laws. Thailand has had written laws since before the ancient Ayutthaya period. It is believed that the codification of Thai laws occurred way before the invention of Thai script. The history of Thai laws and its codification was lost due to the war between Burma and Thailand when the capital was overrun and destroyed. The marriage laws in Thailand during that period were known as Kodmai Laksana Pua Mia. These…
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Divorce in Thailand: Mutual Consent

Divorce in Thailand: Mutual Consent

Divorce
Applying for a divorce in Thailand can be done reasonably easily if both parties agree to the divorce. Mutual consent to the divorce is simply a matter of both parties going to the District Registration office or Amphur in Thailand. This is the easiest type of divorce in Thailand. They would need the following documents for the divorce so check the following documents which you will need listed below. If you have a divorce agreement or a prenuptial agreement ensure that you have these with you. The list for the documents need for an unopposed divorce are listed as follows. Speak to a divorce lawyer in Bangkok or a divorce lawyer in Thailand for more assistance. With office in Bangkok, Samui, Phuket, Chiang Mai, Pattaya and Samui we will be…
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Divorce in Thailand: Divorce Agreement

Divorce in Thailand: Divorce Agreement

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A Thai divorce agreement whereby parties agree to the terms of their divorce. This is a typical post from a Thai forum when speaking about divorce in Thailand and the divorce agreement. Laws could change, but there is a procedure for "uncontested divorce in Thailand". Only requirement is that both parties have to agree to a divorce and both had to have signed proper forms at the District Registration office (“Amphur”). The problem is that few Thai women will want to agree to the procedure. Once the divorce is complete, neither party would be able to contest the disposition of the property. Property disposition had to have been agreed to by both parties in writing prior to the divorce registration. Part of divorce agreement is a statement that neither party…
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