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
Depending on where you are, divorce can be an ordinary topic or it can be an uncomfortable subject for discussion. In Thailand, divorce is legally accepted even if it is an uncomfortable reality. Depending on the circumstances surrounding the petition for divorce, the dissolution of marriage proceedings in Thailand can be quicker compared to other countries where divorce proceedings can take out years before a decision is granted. A lot has also to do with the expertise of the legal team engaged to handle the divorce petition. The process is different from Thai couples and foreign couples or a mix of one Thai and a foreigner. more
Anybody who has to go through the process of divorce, regardless of where it happens, will bring the same pain, anger, denial, and acceptance to the affected parties – the husband, wife, and their children, if they have any. It usually takes time for those concerned and affected to regain psychological equilibrium as the circumstances and situations can differ greatly. There are good and bad divorce situations, but however a divorce ends up, the marriage dissolution is final. more
Thailand is a country in Asia where the prospects of Thai property value seem heading upwards and is expected to continue as the country is set to spend approximately GBP 44.8 billion on infrastructure over the next five years.
Even with the increase in property prices, Thailand still has a competitive property market as the prices have not matched up to the overall inflation. Also, the Thai government has relaxed ownership rules making it more attractive for investors to place their money on Thai real estate. Even as the political and economic condition of the country is not stable, investors are viewing this as a golden opportunity for investment as Thailand’s property outlook looks good according to international property analysts, saying that the residential properties and the office building sectors still promise good returns. more
Thailand began to recognize foreign investment as an important element in developing the country’s economy in the 1950s by enacting its first investment promotion legislation in 1954 through the Industrial Promotion Act No 19. However, the lack of an administrative agency limited this Act’s effectiveness.
To address the issue, the Industrial Promotion Act B.E. 2503 (1960) created the Board of Investment. The Industrial Promotion Act B.E. 2505 (1962) and the National Executive Council Announcement No. 227 B.E. 2515 (1972) followed. These laws contained similar provisions for the administration and granting of incentives for both foreign and domestic investment. more