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Thailand 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:
Thailand is home to thousands of British citizens. A good number of them have brought their families to reside in Thailand, while some have married Thais and established their families there. Following this, British citizens also find themselves getting their divorce from Thailand. Thailand has both contested and uncontested divorces. These two are the equivalent of divorce obtained by means of proceedings and divorce obtained other than by means of proceedings.
In April 1988, the United Kingdom introduced amendments to its Family Law on the recognition of divorces granted to its citizens by foreign jurisdictions. The amendments set standards for the recognition of divorces obtained by means of proceedings, as well as those obtained by means other than by means of proceedings.
Hong Kong laws allow its citizens and foreigners to petition for a divorce as long as any one of the parties is able to show “substantial connection” to the city state. Hongkong requires that at least one of the parties be a resident, meaning that one spouse has lived there for at least three months. A longer residency is required in some cases.
Divorce in Thailand may be done judicially or administratively. If judicial, one or both parties come to court to petition for the termination of their marriage on the basis of at least one legal ground for divorce.
An administrative divorce, on the other hand, may be granted to parties even without need of a ground for divorce. All it requires is their mutual agreement to sever their marriage. This is conducted at a local district office, or the so-called “amphur.”