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Common law husband and wife must split assets 50:50 on death or divorce, online lawyer

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10 hours ago, OneMoreFarang said:

What is an "online lawyer"?

As opposed to one who plays a lawyer on television. (I was gonna say TV for short, but that could be misleading out here...although there are lots of TV lawyers out here too)🤣

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5 hours ago, Krataiboy said:

I'm no expert, but when I married I was advised that in a divorce under Thai law, a couple are entitled to keep any personal possessions (gifts, for example) and/or any assets acquired before marriage.

 

Items acquired after marriage are considered as jointly owned and therefore should be divided equally.

So lets say I get married... I have 10mm in my bank account. I then buy a house and car after we get married with the savings in my bank account. Next year we get divorced. Do we split the house and car 50 50 because it was purchased after we married....but it was with my saved money from before we got married. Did not work during marriage.

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29 minutes ago, wisperone said:

So lets say I get married... I have 10mm in my bank account. I then buy a house and car after we get married with the savings in my bank account. Next year we get divorced. Do we split the house and car 50 50 because it was purchased after we married....but it was with my saved money from before we got married. Did not work during marriage.

As I understand it, all property and other assets - such as a car -  purchased after marriage are treated jointly-owned by both partners, irrespective of who provided the money or the source of the finance.

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A Will will establishes all. But in my case my kids get it all before the other outside members as they are good kids and no outside member is something I don't have precautionary boundaries set up all ready to combat. No one outside my crew needs to bother. . Wife is great as well and deserves every cent. Not going to happen for the abroad money in banks which is too much money. They cannot touch that without a will.

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Biggest thing is if it came to  that, I have all papers stating my investment for a house, so it stays 50/50. Just be smart everyone. 

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11 hours ago, BritManToo said:

Probably no legal qualifications either.

probably has a law degree, maybe even an accredited one, but is not licensed to practice in any state, or province or whatever governs Thai practices.

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11 hours ago, Krataiboy said:

As I understand it, all property and other assets - such as a car -  purchased after marriage are treated jointly-owned by both partners, irrespective of who provided the money or the source of the finance.

in theory that is fine

 

they the lawyer colludes with the mediator and this is thailand, possibly YOUR own lawyer will F. you if they can make and take money from both sides

 

in theory, I also thought I would get 50/50 on houses

 

ended up with nothing at all, even I paid cash for 10+ years

 

no paper trail = who has the name on the land deed... end of story

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16 hours ago, Destiny1990 said:

So how much you lost?

Not sure I would be feeling that comfortable in that remote house of urs. 

Have security camera's,2 falang nieghbours,and all doors /windows have extra locks,so fairly secure old chap.

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23 hours ago, SanookTeufel said:

I read that the stuff that belonged to you before marriage stays yours and the other stuff is split 50/50 after you divorce?

I thought it was true, is it not?

Makes much more sense than here in the states... The woman typically takes everything here.

I'm glad not to be speaking from experience (never married) but I've seen it first hand with my parents.

Valid point; hence the need for a legal document stating who owns what before cohabitation.

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12 hours ago, holy cow cm said:

Biggest thing is if it came to  that, I have all papers stating my investment for a house, so it stays 50/50. Just be smart everyone. 

Same i have all the paperwork,even down to reciepts for the furniture,the ex was happy with 2 mil and new car,i have a large sum overseas that she knows nothing of,so to be honest it was chump change and well worth it to get the witch and her 2 brats away from me, she has spent most of it already on her Thai guy,who is younger than her,once it's gone no doubt he will be on the lookout for fresh meat.

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49 minutes ago, marko kok prong said:

Same i have all the paperwork,even down to reciepts for the furniture,the ex was happy with 2 mil and new car,i have a large sum overseas that she knows nothing of,so to be honest it was chump change and well worth it to get the witch and her 2 brats away from me, she has spent most of it already on her Thai guy,who is younger than her,once it's gone no doubt he will be on the lookout for fresh meat.

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3 hours ago, marko kok prong said:

Have security camera's,2 falang nieghbours,and all doors /windows have extra locks,so fairly secure old chap.

What will happen with ur estate after ur death? Can ur ex claim the land then?

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On 10/15/2019 at 7:19 AM, rrremo said:

An online lawyer is a guy who has no job, no life and is single for most of his life. 

 

You mean someone who travels and works at the beach or in a coffeeshop?  Also known as a digital nomad?

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On 10/15/2019 at 7:11 AM, curlylekan said:

The first line you wrote is true, at least for Georgia, so something must've happened when the lawyers for your parents got together. Women in the states are no longer entitled to as much as they once were.

Georgia sounds like a nice place.

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On 10/15/2019 at 2:51 PM, blackcab said:

In terms of children, it is more a matter of whether the father recognises the child as theirs by legitimising the child. If the father does this then the child becomes an heir. 

If this is indeed the law, then it's far more of a shame than this lawyer's reading of common law marriage.

 

Deadbeat dads will have the power to decide if their child is legitimate and thus an heir?  Let a DNA test be the determinative factor.  That might help start putting a dent in the massive teen pregnancy rate here.

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