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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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U.S. Citizen Adopting a Thai Child

Like the U.S., Thailand is a member of the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect to Intercountry Adoption so you must follow the convention process to adopt the child and bring him or her to the U.S. The convention process includes: Choosing an accredited adoption service provider; Applying to be found […]

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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. They can also register their marriage in Thailand which is recognized by most foreign countries. While a variety of religious marriage ceremonies are available in Thailand, a Thai […]

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Recognition of Foreign Divorce in Thailand for US Citizens

There is a great number of Americans married to foreigners. As such, there are also numerous divorces applied for and granted to Americans in foreign jurisdictions. There is no legal obligation for states to recognize foreign judgments of divorce issued by other countries. However, most states in the US recognize divorces granted to its citizens […]

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Adoption in Thailand – Who may Adopt in Thailand

  The Thai Adoption Law of 1979 is the main statute on adoption in Thailand. ┬áIt is this law which provides the list on who can adopt and who may adopt from the country. The following are the general guidelines on who may adopt in Thailand. speak to a Thai lawyer in Thailand for more […]

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