Child Legitimation in Thailand

Fathers in Thailand do not acquire rights over their children by law unless they are legitimised. Without legitimation, a child’s mother receives full custody and control. Legitimated children are eligible to inherit from their parents, use the father’s surname and travel abroad. To acquire legitimation, the father must submit an application to the local district […]

Child Support in Thailand

Parents are obligated by law to provide for their children, including giving them proper education and taking care of them in case of sickness. This is commonly known as Child Support. It is not very common in Thailand for fathers with custody rights to request support from their biological fathers. In fact, unmarried biological fathers […]

Child Custody in Thailand

Child custody is the legal right and responsibility to care for a child. It can be settled in a divorce agreement if the divorce is by mutual consent or by the judge’s decision if it is contested. Thai courts consider the best interests of the children. This includes the parents’ behavior and child development issues. […]

Filing of Divorce in Thailand

There are many reasons to end a marriage and there are various ways to do so under Thai law. One way is by registering a divorce on mutual consent. Most couples prefer to settle issues regarding their children and property privately as opposed to going to court for a contested divorce. However, when compromise cannot […]

US-Thai Treaty of Amity

The US-Thai Treaty of Amity provides a number of benefits for American citizens looking to establish businesses in Thailand. GPS Legal has extensive experience with registering companies under the US-Thai Amity treaty. The primary benefit is that US businesses enjoy ‘national treatment’, meaning they can maintain majority ownership or own a Thai company without having […]