Common Questions : DivorceThailand supports both Judicial and Administrative forms of divorce.  In Thailand, these are better known as Contested and Uncontested Divorce. You will note that there are numerous differences between an uncontested and a contested divorce. If you have more questions then ask us on live chat and we will answer your questions on getting divorced in Thailand.  The following are the key differences of the two:

 

  Contested or Judicial Divorce
Granting authority Judicial Department
Marriage registration requirements Marriage need not be registered in Thailand but certain requirements must be met before the courts assume jurisdiction over the divorce case
Presence of parties during the divorce At least the aggrieved party must be present in court for the filing and hearing of the case against the spouse
Attendance of a ground for divorce At least one ground for divorce must be proved in court before the divorce is granted
Time table Minimum six months from the filing of the petition

 

Uncontested or Judicial Divorce
Granting authority Administrative Department
Marriage registration requirements Marriage must be registered in any local district office in Thailand (amphur, amphoe or khet) or any Thai Embassy or Consulate in the world
Presence of parties during the divorce Both parties must be physically present before the administrative officer for the divorce
Attendance of a ground for divorce No ground for divorce needed.  The mutual agreement of the parties to end their marriage is enough
Time table The divorce is granted within the same day
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