Results 1 to 24 of 24
  1. #1
    R.I.P
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Last Online
    31-10-2014 @ 05:21 PM
    Location
    nong khai
    Posts
    1,088

    Divorce in Thailand

    I heard it was very easy to get a divorce in Thailand without hiring a lawyer or even going to a court. If anyone knows the process, please clue me in. Thanks

  2. #2
    Philippine Expat
    Davis Knowlton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Philippines
    Posts
    16,054
    ^If you're married to a Thai, I defer to those with Thai wives. I did, however, manage, as an American, to divorce my American wife in a Thai court in 1990. It was fantastic. Took one day, and a few bucks to the Thai lawyer. Wife never even showed up. As I had been married to her for nine years without kids, Judge granted me a divorce on the grounds that she had failed to produce a male heir. I figured if a Bangladeshi civil ceremony was good enough to get me into it, a Thai divorce was good enough to get me out. Divorce was legal under US law, and stood up when I retired as proof former wife wasn't eligible for any of my pension (married less than ten years - over ten, she would have gotten half of my pension for the rest of her life as long as she didn't remarry).

  3. #3
    Pedantic bastard
    nidhogg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    13,043
    Quote Originally Posted by ralphlsasser View Post
    I heard it was very easy to get a divorce in Thailand without hiring a lawyer or even going to a court. If anyone knows the process, please clue me in. Thanks
    If you both agree, as I understand it, you both toddle off to the ampur, sign and are done.

    If you both don't agree - well then thats when the fun starts.

  4. #4
    RUSH HER TODAY
    david44's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Last Online
    Today @ 07:22 PM
    Location
    Left Back
    Posts
    9,752
    What better place Yes if married here to aThai pop down to the Amphoe with 100 baht ( a tip may speed it up) Of course this assumes no custody property wrangles. I guess if you are both farangs of same nationality your embassy may be an option ring'em Take original certificate
    I went to buy some camouflage trousers the other day but I couldnít find any.

  5. #5
    Philippine Expat
    Davis Knowlton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Philippines
    Posts
    16,054
    Quote Originally Posted by david44 View Post
    What better place Yes if married here to aThai pop down to the Amphoe with 100 baht ( a tip may speed it up) Of course this assumes no custody property wrangles. I guess if you are both farangs of same nationality your embassy may be an option ring'em Take original certificate
    Embassies don't do divorces. Or marriages. Or much else.

  6. #6
    Have you got any cheese Thetyim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Mousehole
    Posts
    20,904
    Quote Originally Posted by david44
    pop down to the Amphoe with 100 baht
    You was ripped off.
    Took me 30 mins and 40 baht to get divorced








    Oh wait a minute, it cost me a house as well

  7. #7
    En route
    Cujo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Last Online
    Today @ 04:57 PM
    Location
    Reality.
    Posts
    25,834
    Traditionally, you say "I divorce thee' three times while jumping up and down on one foot and clapping your hands and it's done.
    No need for messy lawyers and what have you.
    Then there's the 'bury them in the back yard' option.
    Don't forget the lime.

  8. #8
    Thailand Expat
    DrAndy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Last Online
    25-03-2014 @ 05:29 PM
    Location
    yes
    Posts
    32,048
    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton
    Embassies don't do divorces. Or marriages. Or much else.
    strange, I went to a friends' marriage at the Brit embassy in Oman

  9. #9
    Philippine Expat
    Davis Knowlton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Philippines
    Posts
    16,054
    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton
    Embassies don't do divorces. Or marriages. Or much else.
    strange, I went to a friends' marriage at the Brit embassy in Oman
    Strange indeed, as they have no legal authority to conduct such a ceremony. I guess it is possible that if your friend was a connected fellow, they might have allowed him to have his wedding conducted on Embassy grounds by someone with the power to do so.

  10. #10
    loob lor geezer
    Bangyai's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Last Online
    28-08-2017 @ 01:04 PM
    Location
    The land of silk and money.
    Posts
    5,984
    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post

    Embassies don't do divorces. Or marriages. Or much else.
    I beg to differ. The British Embassy has a very good fleecing service.

  11. #11
    Philippine Expat
    Davis Knowlton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Philippines
    Posts
    16,054
    ^Guess I stand corrected. US Embassy sure doesn't.

  12. #12
    loob lor geezer
    Bangyai's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Last Online
    28-08-2017 @ 01:04 PM
    Location
    The land of silk and money.
    Posts
    5,984
    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    ^Guess I stand corrected. US Embassy sure doesn't.
    Count yourself lucky then. The Brit embassy sheared me of a few thousand baht when I used their notary service during my divorce. They charged 2500 for this, then signed the court papers in the wrong place. I had to go back to get them to correct their mistake and they fleeced me for another 2500.


    I am the sheep here getting fleeced ( and some ) by the notary.

  13. #13
    Philippine Expat
    Davis Knowlton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Philippines
    Posts
    16,054
    Quote Originally Posted by Bangyai View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    ^Guess I stand corrected. US Embassy sure doesn't.
    Count yourself lucky then. The Brit embassy sheared me of a few thousand baht when I used their notary service during my divorce. They charged 2500 for this, then signed the court papers in the wrong place. I had to go back to get them to correct their mistake and they fleeced me for another 2500.


    I am the sheep here getting fleeced ( and some ) by the notary.
    You misread my post. The US Embassy does not marry or divorce people. They do fleece you for every penny they can squeeze out of you for paperwork, notary services, etc related to either event - as well as birth, death, and anything else the bastards can think of.

  14. #14
    Thailand Expat
    peterpan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Pleasantville
    Posts
    10,108
    I am going to (try) and get divorced week after next week, I believe its easier for a non 0 (kids dependent) extension so I'm told by someone who has it.
    No issue over me getting custody of the kids, the only potential problem is that we were married overseas and the issue of divorcing the ATM, we will see.
    There canít be good living where there is not good drinking

  15. #15
    Thailand Expat
    Marmite the Dog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Last Online
    08-09-2014 @ 10:43 AM
    Location
    Simian Islands
    Posts
    34,837
    The chap at the Amphur told it was 150B to get divorced.

  16. #16
    Thailand Expat aging one's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Last Online
    Today @ 08:11 PM
    Posts
    14,610
    Quote Originally Posted by peterpan
    I am going to (try) and get divorced week after next week, I believe its easier for a non 0 (kids dependent) extension so I'm told by someone who has it. No issue over me getting custody of the kids, the only potential problem is that we were married overseas and the issue of divorcing the ATM, we will see. __________________
    Peter may I ask if the wife is here or abroad? Single father you are going to be. Heaps of praise mate.

  17. #17
    Thailand Expat
    Smug Farang Bore's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Last Online
    10-10-2017 @ 04:29 PM
    Posts
    3,862
    What's the difference between a Thai burd and a washing machine?


    You can dump your load in a washing machine and it won't follow you around for three months....

    ....good luck OP.

  18. #18
    R.I.P
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Last Online
    31-10-2014 @ 05:21 PM
    Location
    nong khai
    Posts
    1,088
    Thank you all for your comments and advise.
    No kids, no fight over property. She can have it all. I just want to take my ATM and leave. I'll even leave on a bus. Had enough.
    I was told it was as some of you said, just go to the government building, pay 100 baht, sign and leave. Done deal.
    One question. Is the divorce reconizied by the US government?

  19. #19
    Philippine Expat
    Davis Knowlton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Philippines
    Posts
    16,054
    ^See my PM; all will be revealed.

  20. #20
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Last Online
    09-05-2015 @ 04:13 PM
    Posts
    1
    Davis, was there a property settlement in your divorce? TIA

  21. #21
    CCBW
    JPPR2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Here
    Posts
    3,958
    This is one question I will enjoy never having to read up about or know the answer. It is sad to see that PP will just "Give it all to her". Man is that a hard pill to swallow and seems to be the path most farangs go. I am with Koojo.....lots of open land around here. You could report that she took off with another farang with a larger wallet and the police would believe it. In fact they would probably have sympathy for you and share some Ya dong with you.

    While I suspect there are successful marriages here, I'll pass. I enjoy the "there is the door" option and I save on sinsot, paying for extended families, no fancy homes, my assets are protected and I can leave anytime and all she can do is complain

    Best of luck.

  22. #22
    Newbie
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Last Online
    25-05-2012 @ 07:03 PM
    Location
    uk
    Posts
    1
    it means dissolution of a marriage by the judgment of a court on one of the 12 grounds for divorce as listed of the Civil and Commercial Code or by the Amphur (local municipality office) in Thailand upon a joint request and mutual consent by husband and wife. The Amphur or Amphoe is the district government administrative office (in Bangkok these offices are also called ‘Khet’). The district offices are responsible for marriage registrations and have the authority to again dissolve a marriage in case of a divorce on mutual consent

  23. #23
    Can I still change this?
    Bogon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Last Online
    Today @ 08:41 PM
    Posts
    4,033
    ^ Readable now...

    Quote Originally Posted by ronaldyusuf
    it means dissolution of a marriage by the judgment of a court on one of the 12 grounds for divorce as listed of the Civil and Commercial Code or by the Amphur (local municipality office) in Thailand upon a joint request and mutual consent by husband and wife. The Amphur or Amphoe is the district government administrative office (in Bangkok these offices are also called ‘Khet’). The district offices are responsible for marriage registrations and have the authority to again dissolve a marriage in case of a divorce on mutual consent

  24. #24
    I am in Jail
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Last Online
    02-03-2015 @ 03:30 PM
    Location
    Planet Earth
    Posts
    1,951
    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    ^Guess I stand corrected. US Embassy sure doesn't.
    Plus Thai embassy"s do in most countries....

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •