Many expats do not know what is the legal situation about custody of a child in Thailand. Here, it can be different than your home country. Actually, under Thai law, if the father and the mother are not married, the father has no rights on the child. The mother only has full parental powers. However, this can be changed.
Our office has been required has to assist many individuals related to the custody of a child in Thailand. We represented one party, for example in divorce cases. But we also represent a father that wish to be granted visitation rights or parental powers under Thai law. We also represented grand-parents wishing to be appointed guardians. Our Thai attorneys even represented a foreign government in a case involving a child and parents abroad.
We know that your child is important. This is also why you should choose attorneys with experience who can help you to get rights on your child or visitations if this is what you wish.
This is a short video explaining some parts of custody related to children in Thailand:
Example of process related to custody of a child:
We explain on ThaiLawOnline how parental authority and custody of children are defined under Thai Law. Please refer to our article on the subject of custody here: http://thailawonline.com/en/family/children/custody-of-a-child-thailand.html
Should you wish more information, do not hesitate to communicate with us. We are specialized in helping foreigners in Thailand.