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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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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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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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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Grounds for Divorce in Thailand: Defences

Grounds for Divorce in Thailand: Defences

Divorce
Certain defences may be raised when opposing a divorce. These defences are noted in the following statues in Thai law. The relevant subsections listed below are the most common used defences when getting divorced. speak to a divorce lawyer in Bangkok or a divorce lawyer in Pattaya or anywhere in Thailand if you are in the middle of a complex divorce as the legal system for defended divorces in Thailand is complex, costly and may take 2-3 years to reach its end. Always seek alternative options to a defended divorce if you have a prenuptial agreement in Thailand or there are child custody issues or a voidable marriage. Section 1517: Divorce Defences in Thailand Section 1516 (1) and (2) No action for divorce in Thailand may be instituted by the…
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