Thai Family Law is governed by the Civil and Commercial Code of Thailand mainly being in Section 5. This section in Thai law governs all family related issues in Thailand. This is an important section within Thai law which includes the laws related to getting married; getting divorced and it also covers child adoption which is not very common in Thailand. Any foreigner who is contemplating getting married in Thailand or adopting a Thai child would best be served by speaking to a Thai lawyer.
Family Law in Thailand
The Civil and Commercial Code of the Kingdom of Thailand states that betrothal is valid only if the man and woman are at least seventeen (17) years of age. Note that an Islamic marriage needs additional procedures to be valid in Thailand. Both the Islamic marriage and Thai marriage allows you to apply for a marriage visa to stay with your Thai spouse in Thailand.
Divorce in Thailand
If you are getting divorced in Thailand then you need to speak to an attorney in Thailand for advice and support. There are a number of options when getting divorced in Thailand such as a litigated divorce or a divorce by consent. There are also issues of property and child custody.
Child Custody & Litigation
If you are getting divorced or are already divorced then you need to seek advice on child custody and also alimony. This can become very complex across international borders. Litigation can be expensive in Thailand and cases involving family law can take months to complete.
Family Law Services
If you have retired in Thailand then having a Last Will and Testament is a good addition to your retirement visa. It is best to have a testament for Thailand and one for your home country as it cuts costs and time after your death. Prenuptial agreements are also good to register when you register you marriage.