Different countries have different laws on parentage. In many countries, the issue is always on paternity. The birth mother is almost always automatically registered as the legitimate parent of the child regardless of her civil status while there are specific circumstances required in some countries when it comes to paternity.
Provisions of the Thai Parentage Law Code spell the different criteria corresponding to the child’s legitimacy or illegitimacy and paternity. more
Marriage is one of the biggest decisions any individual can make. Marriage will change nearly everything – from management of personal assets to the mindsets needed to make a decision not only for oneself, but for the entire family. Speaking of assets, it makes good sense to have a pre-nuptial agreement.
Some marriages see the benefit of having prenuptial agreements. This is usually the case when one or both parties have properties they want to protect from being considered as part of the conjugal property when a couple gets married. If a spouse has businesses that involved other people, the spouse may elect to keep those businesses as separate from what can be considered communal property of husband and wife. In the same manner, that if a spouse has children from first marriage, the properties that rightfully belong to them should not be included in the new marriage’s conjugal property. more
Thailand is one of the countries in Asia that legally allows divorce, that is, dissolving the marriage by the judgment of a court on one of the 12 grounds for divorce as stipulated in Section 1516 of the Civil and Commercial Code or by the Amphur or local municipality office in Thailand. The divorce proceeding is only possible upon a joint request and mutual consent by the husband and wife. more
Thailand is often visited by foreign nationals mainly for tourism and business. Those who come to Thailand for a short holiday vacation leave the country with a silent promise to return soon either to retire, start a business or, pursue a love interest. There have been thousands of love stories between a foreign national and a Thai national that end up in marriage. Some of the marriages work and some are eventually dissolved by divorce. In any eventuality, it is important that the best legal services in Thailand handle the marriage or divorce proceedings. more
When is a Thai Will Considered Final and Executory and When is it Considered Null and Void?
The idea of making a will is something most people are reluctant to even think about. As death is an extremely sensitive issue, any topic that is directly or indirectly associated with it is shunned. However, for many people, writing a will is almost a necessity especially if it concerns considerable estate, assets and investments. more
Every country has its own sets of laws on intestacy or intestate succession and inheritance. Certain laws govern Thai will or decide for legal heirs in the event that the source of the inheritance passed away without a will. In Thailand, the provisions of the Thai Civil and Commercial Code will govern in the event a person died without an executed will to describe how the assets will be distributed among heirs. more
For a marriage to be legal in Thailand, both parties should register their marriage in person with the local Thai Amphur or the Civil Registry Office. A lot of westerners come to visit Thailand and eventually marry Thai nationals. Both the westerner and the Thai national should present themselves at the Civil Registry Office to register their marriage. Otherwise, the marriage will not be considered legal and binding. more