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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Application for Annulment

Application for Annulment

Divorce
An application to the Court for cancellation of marriage on the grounds of it being voidable shall be made only in the case where the spouses have not complied with the following sections. 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 they are to marry before attaining such age. This could be by means of the parents giving consent to the marriage for the man or woman aged older than 17 years old until they reach legal age (20 years old). For the man or woman is aged not over 17 years, the marriage should get consent from the court to grant the permission…
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