Annulment of Marriage

divorce in thailandThere is the possibility to have your marriage in Thailand annulled and there are certain procedures for this and conditions that need to be met in order to have a court grant the annulment. There have been over the years a number of strange cases in Thailand with regards to foreigners. Many times there are issues with age, gender or identity.

We can explain the most used sections of the law in Thailand with regards to annulment in Thailand and we have listed them below with a further explanation.

1. The most common legal process is mistaken identity. You have met a woman online which today is becoming more common. While having this online relationship for a year you decide to marry the woman you have been talking to for more than a year. You arrive in Thailand and you get married to the woman you have spoken to for the last year only to find out that it was her sister you have been talking to. This marriage can be used as a good case for annulment of your marriage in Thailand.

2. The other very common grounds for annulment in Thailand is that you are told that your girlfriend is pregnant and that it is your child. You decide to marry her only afterwards finding our that the child has been fathered by someone else. You need to file this within 90 days after the marriage registration.  These types of annulments are very common in Thailand and you should always speak to a barrister in Thailand first before doing anything else.

3. You can also apply for annulment if you have been forced to get married. This is normally not a threat to your life but normally comes across as an issue of child custody in Thailand as can be seen by how many foreigners wish to take their children back to their home country. If you are told that you can only take your child back to your home country if you got married first then this would be a matter of duress and you would have to speak to a barrister in Thailand about this.

These are only 3 of the types of annulment which are very common in Thailand however there are many other grounds for an annulment of your marriage. Speak to us in Bangkok, Pattaya, Chiang Mai, Isaan, Chiang Mai, Phuket or Hua Hin first. Call us today tollfree.

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