FAQ - FAMILY
What is the minimum age to get married in Thailand?
17 years of age (with parents' consent) or 20 years.
Where to register the marriage?
The marriage should be registered at any District Office in Thailand or any Thai Embassy abroad.
Can foreigners get married in Thailand?
Is a marriage under foreign law recognized under Thai Law?
Can adopters marry adopted persons?
How to manage the properties of husband and wife?
There are several types of properties: Separate property - each spouse manages his/her own property. Community property - husband or wife share property, except eight activities listed under Section 1476 of the Civil and Commercial Code. Husband and wife can either be joint managers of the Community Property or one spouse can manage the Community Property with the consent of the other.
If one spouse is Thai, can the child/children have Thai nationality?
If both parents are foreigners but the child is born in Thailand, can the child/children have Thai nationality?
Yes, but the child/children will not have Thai nationality in the following cases:
Father or mother is/are illegally staying in Thailand or only temporarily or specifically allowed to stay in Thailand.
Father or mother is a diplomat or consular official or an employee or expert of an international organization, or a family member or servant of the said persons.
Does Thailand have divorce by mutual consent?
Does Thailand have divorce by court judgment? If any, on what grounds?
Yes. There are 12 reasons for divorce as listed under Section 1516 of the Civil and Commercial Code.
How to manage the properties and debts of both spouses in case of a divorce?
Community property - equally divided; common debts - equal responsibility.
After divorce, who will have the rights to the children?
Both spouses may mutually agree. If they cannot agree, the court will grant custody to one of the spouses.
What is the minimum age to make a Will under Thai law?
15 years of age.
Does a will have to be made in any particular form?
The will must be in the form prescribed by law.
Can a person disinherit any/all heirs in a will?