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.

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.

Adoption Guidelines
Intercountry adoption

Guidelines for inter-country adoption of a Thai child

source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

1. According to the Child Adoption Act B.E. 2522 (A.D.1979) all inter-country adoption cases have to be processed through the Department of Social Development and Welfare and approved by the Child Adoption Board. The Board mainly comprises representatives of various concerned departments and Ministries. The Director - General of the Department of Social Development and Welfare is the Chairman of the Board. The Director of Child Adoption Center of the Department of Social Development and Welfare is the secretary of the Board.

Nationality Law
acquisition of Thai nationality

The legal status of belonging to the Kingdom of Thailand, whether by birth or naturalization

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

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 .

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