Category: Marriage

Marriage Between a Thai and a Westerner

| November 28, 2014 | Family Law, Marriage

What are the conflict of law issues when dealing with the marriage between a Thai national and a foreigner? When there is a dispute between the laws of multiple countries, Thailand looks at its conflict of law rules. Which court has jurisdiction over the case? Which country’s laws are used to decide the issue? Will […]

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Validity of Marriage Under Thai Family Law

According to Section 1495 of the Thai Civil and Commercial Code, any marriage that violates the conditions of marriage causes a marriage to be invalid. However, the Code provides that only a court judgment may determine a marriage to be invalid. Sections 1496, 1497. Therefore, an important issue that must be addressed concerns legal standing. […]

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Will marriage and divorce in Thailand be recognized in Australia?

Will a marriage in Thailand be recognized in Australia? Generally speaking, Thai marriages will be recognized under Australian law provided the parties to the marriage meet certain conditions. For the marriage in Thailand to be recognized it must have been compliant with Australian law in the following ways: Neither party at the time of the […]

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Will a Thai prenuptial be recognized in Australia?

Prenuptial agreements in Australia are referred to by Australian legislation as “binding financial agreements” rather than prenuptials in Thai law. Financial agreements have been introduced into Australian law relatively recently comparative to other Australian family law legislation, through Part 90 of the Family Law Act in 2000. This sets out the various conditions under which […]

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How to Marry in Thailand

Thailand is a beautiful country and a wonderful place to get married.  Foreigners planning to marry in Thailand are free to marry other foreigners or Thai nationals. While a variety of religious marriage ceremonies are available in Thailand, a Thai marriage officially begins when the couple appears at a district office (Amphoe) to register their […]

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Thailand Prenuptial Agreement

A prenuptial agreement, or “prenup”, is a contract a couple makes with each other before they get married. It is also known as an ante-nuptial agreement or a premarital agreement. The purpose of a prenuptial agreement is to set out in writing which property is owned by which spouse, and decide in advance how property […]

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Importance of Dowry in Thai Marriage

Deeply rooted in Thai culture is the system of showing respect to the parents and family of the Thai bride by proving that the groom can fully support his would-be wife, be a good provider and husband.  This is through the so-called Thai Dowry system, more commonly known as “Sin Sodt”.  This system has been linked […]

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Allowed Provisions in a Prenuptial Agreement in Thailand

A reading of the Thai Civil and Commercial Code on property between husband and wife will tell us what provisions are not allowed to be included in a prenuptial agreement in Thailand. To start with, the Thai CCC gives a general qualification that any clause in the agreement which is contrary to public order or […]

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Guideline to Foreigners Getting Married in Thailand

A great number of foreigners have been flying to Thailand to celebrate and register their marriage in the Land of Smiles.  Some would be marrying their Thai sweethearts, while some would go to Thailand to marry their likewise-foreigner fiancee.Whatever the partnership may be, a little coaching for the foreign party will probably do good help. […]

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Right to Support after Divorce in Thailand

Support is an issue prevalent in Thailand divorce. In almost all instances, the mutual objective of spouses to terminate the marital union is definite, but concerns on support hinder an expedient break-up. Support after the grant of divorce in Thailand is often associated with provision for common children born to the former spouses during their […]

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