• Are there any risk for my assets after a Thai marriage?

    When I marry in Thailand to a Thai national. so under Thai law, does my marriage has consequences for any property I own? Thanks
  • Civil law administration of an estate execution of wills

    Inheritance law
    administration and distribution of an estate

    To carry out the terms of a will a person or institution must be appointed by the court. An 'administrator' or executor of a will is responsible for the payment of any debts and to distribute the remaining assets according to the testators wishes when a valid last will and testament has been made, or according to inheritance and succession laws when there is no last will or testament.




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    Section 1711. The administrators of an estate shall included the persons appointed by will (last will or testament)  by order of the Court.

  • Civil law Adoption in Thailand

    Adoption in Thailand under Thai civil law involves the creation of the parent-child relationship between individuals who are not naturally so related. Below the civil code Titel II Chapter IV and Thai civil law on adoption and the rights, privileges, and duties of a child adoption in Thailand.

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    Section 1598/19. A person who is not less than twenty five years old may adopt another, provided he is at least fifteen years older than the adopted person.

  • Civil law Guardianship during Minority

    Guardianship under Thai family law: a guardian is the person (usually a non-parent) who has been appointed by a judge/ Court to take care of a minor child (called a ward) and manage that child's affairs (parental power). Custody is when a biological parent of a minor has been given the power to make decisions regarding the minor’s welfare. This is governed by the section 'parent and child' of the civil code.



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    Section 1585. A person who is not sui juris and has no parents, or whose parents are deprived of their parental power, may be provided with a guardian during minority.

  • Civil law on succession inheritance heirs and wills

    Thai civil law on succession
    inheritance, heirs and wills in Thailand

    BOOK V






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    Section 1599. When a person dies, his estate devolves on the heirs.

  • Civil law Relationship of Husband and Wife

    Relationship of husband and wife pursuant to family law in Thailand. Marriage is a specific legal relationship that gives the man and woman who are legally married specific rights and duties to one another resulting from that marriage.



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    Section 1461. Husband and wife shall cohabit as husband and wife.

    Husband and wife shall maintain and support each other according to his or her ability and condition in life.

  • Civil law sections Marriage and Engagement

    Family Law
    marriage and family in the civil code

    Family law in Thailand is the area of the law that deals with family-related issues and encompasses marriage laws, divorce, property of husband and wife, adoption, parentage. Below the section of laws governing engagement and marriage in Thailand.



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    Section 1435. A betrothal can be effected only when the man and the women have completed there seventeenth year of age.

  • Divorce

    the legal procedure that formally terminates marriage, in Thailand the legal dissolution of a marriage is governed by sections 1501 and following sections of the chapter 'termination of marriage' (civil code)

  • Family and Marriage Law in Thailand for Foreigners

    Thai family law
    laws in Thailand for foreigners

    Family law covers areas like marriage, divorce, property of husband and wife, adoption, parentage, succession. The core collection of family laws in Thailand can be found in Book 5 of the Thailand civil code. Book 5 of the civil code is intended to systematically and comprehensively deal with all areas of Family Law in Thailand. Book 6 of the civil code deals with succession and inheritance.

  • Family Law

    The area of law that deals with family relationships, rights, duties (particularly marriage, adoption, divorce, custody, maintenance), or more general, laws dealing with matters of impact on family relationships. 

  • Legal aspects of a last will and testament in Thailand

    Inheritance law
    last will and testament

    The Thai legal system of succession and inheritance is codified and can be found in the civil and commercial 'Book V Succession'. It among others governs the distribution and administration of the estate of a person after his death, how to make a valid will in Thailand (Title III 'Wills'), and determines what happens to a person's assets after death when there is no last will or testament made.

  • Maintenance Child and Alimony

    Maintenance (alimony) may be claimed between husband and wife or parent and child after after marital separation or divorce (child and spousal support).



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    Section 1598/38. Maintenance may be claimed between husband and wife or parent and child when the party entitled to maintenance has not been furnished with the maintenance or has been furnished with the maintenance insufficient to his condition in life. How much and to what extend the maintenance would be granted or not will be decided by the Court, by taking account of the ability of the person bound to furnish the maintenance, the condition in life of the receiver and the circumstances of the case.

  • Parentage legal rights duties of Parent and Child

    Thai family law, laws governing the state or relationship of being a parent in Thailand. The legal relationship between a father or mother and his or her child is given special legal consideration in the civil code of Thailand. Below the sections 'parent and child', legal 'child custody'.





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    Section 1536. A child born of a woman during wedlock or within three hudred and ten days after the termination of the marriage is presumed to be the legitimate child of the husband or the man who used to be the husband, as the case may be.

  • power of attorney

    a signed and witnessed document you can use to appoint someone to make decisions on your behalf
  • Thai Family Law 'Child Adoption Act'

    Thai Family Law

    unofficial translation, law translation for reference purpose

    Whereas it is expedient to have a law relating to child adoption

    Section 1. This Act shall be called the "Child Adoption Act B.E. 2522 (1979)”.

  • Thai nationality laws (acquisition, loss and recovery)

    Thailand’s Nationality Act B.E. 2508

    As amended by Acts B.E. 2535 No. 2 and 3 (1992)

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    Given on the 21st day of July, B.E. 2508 (1965) Being the 20th Year of the Present Reign.

    His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej has been graciously pleased to proclaim that:

    Whereas it is expedient to revise the law on nationality,

    Be it, therefore, enacted by the King, by and with the advice and consent of the Constituent Assembly in the capacity of the National Assembly, as follows .

  • Thailand Power of Attorney Laws

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    power of attorney in Thailand

    signing a Thai contract

    A 'power of attorney' lets you appoint someone you trust to manage important matters on your behalf (a lawyer, family member, friend). A power of attorney is basically used to legally hand over control of your affairs to another person. The 'principal' empowers another individual 'attorney-in-fact' (or agent) to act on his behalf. The attorney in fact takes control of the principal’s business and legal dealings subject to the power of attorney.