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Divorce in Thailand

Frequently Asked Questions Filing a Divorce in Thailand can be difficult, therefore, it is important to seek the advice of a professional Thai lawyer for guidance throughout the process. Below is an interview conducted by a Thailand Divorce Lawyer from Siam Legal International, a Bangkok-based Thailand Law Firm. They have a proven track record in …

Divorce in Thailand

Marriage under Thai law can be terminated either by (1) death of either spouse, (2) divorce, or (3) revoked by the Court, the marriage being voidable. The marriage can be dissolved uncontested, or it can be settled in the court. In most cases, when both parties agree to the divorce, the process is fairly straightforward. …

Thailand Prenuptial Agreement

A prenuptial agreement, also known as a prenup, represents a written agreement created by partners who wish to marry. The agreement lists the assets and debts of both parties. It specifies what rights the parties possess to their properties and assets should their marriage ends in divorce. Drafting the Agreement – Always Consult with a …

Common Law Marriages in Thailand

Common-Law Marriages These, or de facto, marriages, in other countries, are not officially registered or legalized. They may be recognized in such countries if the couple has lived together and presented themselves as husbands and wives to the outside world for an acceptable period of time. Such marriages are considered valid in those countries but …

Prenuptial Agreement in Thailand

When two people agree to keep their financial assets separate in the event that they may divorce of separate, it is commonly referred to as a prenuptial agreement. Also known as prenup, this creates a level of security within a marriage. The prenuptial agreement makes divorcing much easier, quicker, and substantially cheaper to deal with. …

Meeting the Adopted Child

Once a match is made and accepted by the family (or the family has asked to adopt a pre-identified child), additional Thai government processing must occur. Most importantly, the Child Adoption Board must sign off on the placement. The Board has a heavy schedule and generally meets only two or three times a month to …

Child Adoption in Thailand

Costs of Adoption Agencies quote widely varying costs for Thai adoptions, mostly in the $10,000 to $18,000 range, excluding travel costs and US federal fees for visa processing and fingerprinting. Depending on the gifts you buy, the length of your stay, and any orphanage contribution you make, you could certainly spend more than $18,000. This …

Child Adoption in Thailand

Gender Boys and girls are available for adoption, but if requesting an unidentified child, the referral process for a boy is typically less lengthy. Some agencies allow families to specify gender; some do not. Ages Children aged 1 to 15 years may be adopted, though in practice it is relatively unusual to see kids over …