Family law in Thailand is governed by The Civil and Commercial Code and covers marriage, marital property, divorce, adoption, parentage, and inheritance.
Lex Prime lawyers are highly experienced in Family law matters in Thailand and provide the following legal services to our clients:
Marriage Registration in Thailand
We provide full assistance with obtaining all necessary documents for marriage registration in Thailand.
A prenuptial agreement under Thai law can only deal with the personal and marital property of husband and wife during the marriage and after divorce, but cannot outline the rules on child custody and alimony. To be legally bound prenup in Thailand must not be against the law or good morals, and must be is made before the marriage and registered together with the marriage in the "Amphur". Any Prenuptial Agreements made after marriage are void in Thailand.
Child Adoption in Thailand
Thailand allows the adoption of Thai Children by foreign adoptive parents, the process is regulated by the Civil Code and Child Adoption Act of Thailand. All Inter-country Adoption applications have to proceed through the Department of Children and Youth (DCY) or the Non–Governmental Child Welfare Agencies which are authorized by DCY. The main qualifications of applicants for adoption are: be at least 25 years old and at least 15 years older than the child to be adopted; be eligible to adopt a foreign child under the law of the country of residence; adoptive parents must be married at least six months on the application date. The process is lengthy and complicated, but our lawyers can provide full support in the process of the adoption of a child in Thailand.
Divorces in Thailand
In Thailand divorce by mutual consent (uncontested divorce) doesn't require going to court and can be obtained in local Amphur. For Uncontested divorce, marriage must have been registered in Thailand and the parties must not have disagreements over child custody or assets. For situations when parties have disagreements they must go through a judicial divorce (contested divorce), a good family lawyer is very essential in this situation.
Child Custody in Thailand
In case you want to have sole custody of your child it is possible to request the court to terminate the right of custody of your ex-spouse and allow you to have sole custody. There are many factors that will be taken into account by the court while making a decision. We can provide our opinion on your situation on your chances of getting sole child custody.
Probate in Thailand
Probate in Thailand is a complicated process that has to proceed through court to appoint the executor of the estate. If a person dies without a valid will, or if the will only cover part of the estate, then the property must be distributed in accordance with Inheritance Thai law. Due to the very short time given by law to file an objection to the ongoing Probate case in Thailand, it is important to get Probate Attorney immediately after the death of the relative.