Adoption in Thailand
The most complex aspect Family Law in Thailand is adoption. “Adoption is the act of legally placing a child with a parent or parents other than those to whom they were born. An adoption order has the effect of severing parental responsibilities and rights of the original parent(s) and transferring those responsibilities and rights to the adoptive parent(s).”
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.
Divorce in Thailand
There are 2 ways to divorce in Thailand:
- Spouses can make an agreement. That could be on custody of children, on the common property, and even on alimony.
- But when parties do not agree and one of them wants to divorce, his/her only option is going to Court.
GUIDELINES FOR INTERCOUNTRY ADOPTION OF THAI CHILD
DOCUMENTS TO BE REQUIRED FOR INTERCOUNTRY ADOPTION OF THAI CHILD
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION PERTAINING TO U.S. CITIZENS ADOPTING THAI NATIONALS CAN BE FOUND ON THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE’S WEB SITE AT http://travel.state.gov/adoption_thailand.html
Marriage in Thailand
It’s very easy to get married in Thailand for a foreigner. You probably don’t need help from a law firm. However, should you wish, our Family Law in Thailand experts can help you:
There are 4 steps:
- 1) Get an affirmation from your embassy (document A)
- 2) Make a translation of that affirmation in Thai (document B)
- 3) Legalized documents A + B
- 4) Get married at any amphur or Khet, in Thailand.
A prenuptial agreement is a document, a legal contract, that spouses sign before entering a marriage. It’s also called an antenuptial or premarital contract. An opposite is a postnuptial contract, which is a contract made between husband and wife after their marriage.
Prenuptial agreements provide a financial plan which can be managed through the course of the marriage or upon the break-up of the marriage (example: divorce).
What is Surrogacy?
Surrogacy is a form of reproductive technology through which a woman is chosen to become pregnant and carry a baby to term as a special gift to other people. For several reasons, these people may not be able to have their own children by traditional means. Surrogacy allows people to have their own children with the help of a special helper – a surrogate.
You should know that a new law was adopted in 2015 and now strictly regulated surrogacy in Thailand.
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