Family Law in Thailand

for US Citizens

Living in Thailand and starting or moving your family requires that you understand the laws of Thailand with regards to your children, marriage, and property. With offices in some of the main cities of Thailand such as Bangkok, Pattaya, Phuket, and Chaing Mai, we can easily assist you with your legal concerns.

Children Born Abroad
Family Law in Thailand

If you are an American citizen but your child was born in Thailand, your child may be an American citizen by birth-right. In order for your child to prove their US citizenship and receive a US passport, you need to register their birth at the State Department.

Both Parents are AmericanSingle - Mother US Citizen
Single - Father US CitizenChild Born Abroad
Married - Father US Citizen
Thailand Dowry
Thailand Dowry

If you are a westerner planning to marry a Thai woman, you may be surprised when you learn that paying a "dowry" is a standard practice in Thailand. In Thai culture, a perspective groom is expected to give the bride two gifts.

Thai DowryPuprose of Dowry
Sin SodNegotiating the Dowry
Protecting Yourself
Marriage Registration in Thailand
Marriage Registration in Thailand

Thailand is a beautiful country and a wonderful place to get married. No matter what country you came from or what type of wedding you are planning, Thailand's growing wedding industry has something for everyone and its marriage registration is recognized worldwide.

Marriage RegistrationMarriage Preparation
Legal RequirementsDocuments Needed
Registration Process
Thailand Prenuptial Agreements
Thailand Prenuptial Agreements

Also known as an ante-nuptial agreement or a premarital agreement, the purpose of a prenuptial agreement is to set out in writing which property is owned by which spouse, and decide in advance how property will be divided if in case the marriage ends in divorce.

MarriagePrenuptial AgreementLimitations
Advantages of PrenupsCountries Honored Thai Prenup
Requirements of Prenup
Local Office Numbers:
Bangkok: 02-259-8100
Phuket: 076-326-322
Chiang Mai: 053-818-306
Pattaya: 03-300-8830
International Numbers:
US: 1-877-252-8831
(323)-482-1525
Thailand: +66 2259-8100
Company Registration Guide
Know the first steps in setting up a company in Thailand. Get your legal guide now!