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How can I find out if I am divorced?

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Hello,

 

I got married almost a year ago in "the land of smiles".  Anyway, it didn't go well, and a WEEK after the marriage, I bailed.  Anyway, due to some major health issues, I am unable to come back to Thailand to check to see if I am divorced or not.  This isn't going to change.  Anyway, I am probably going to die very soon.  So naturally my family here in the USA is very concerned about my Thai marriage.  US authorities here know about the marriage.  How can I find out if she dissolved the marriage based on abandonment without actually going to Thailand?  I asked two law firms already and they said they cannot provide this service. 

 

Thanks in advance.

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13 minutes ago, Tagged said:

How does your authorities know about your marriage? Did you register your marriage at all? Your documentations provided on embassy, do not register the marriage in US or ? 

 

However, you and her going have status married until you both sign the documents with withnesses at amphur together in Thailand. If not I see no way you are legally divorced. 

A few facts I do know about thai law.

 

One of those is after 1 year with no contact or money year a woman can file for divorce based on the grounds of abandonment.

 

Also, because of my health status, they have to ask if I am divorced or married.  So I answered married, because I didn't want to lie to the government.  Its generally a bad idea.  Now theyre saying I can't take her off unless I provide a divorce certificate.

 

Anyway I am stuck here.  Theres no possible way I can go to Thailand and I married a professionally trained Praiya Suriya con artist.  So even if I could go, I will not go, because I will not be robbed anymore by she or her family.

 

I'll be dead in 2-3 years and I am housebound.  No way I can go to Thailand.  I have no desire to ever go back there either.

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Also yes the marriage is registered.. Otherwise there'd be no point to my question.  I just want to know if there's some way someone in Thailand can "check" to see if she's successfully divorced me or not.  She will have more victims.  I wasn't her first.

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If I were her I would not divorce you until I sought legal council.  She will be eligible for half your assets in the US, especially if the marriage is registered.

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28 minutes ago, Pat83 said:

So I answered married, because I didn't want to lie to the government.

can't you say you're separated?

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1 hour ago, bkk6060 said:

If I were her I would not divorce you until I sought legal council.  She will be eligible for half your assets in the US, especially if the marriage is registered.

All of my government benefits go to a prepaid card, not even a bank.  Theres no way at all for her to come to the US to have any Thai court's ruling enforced here in America.  Its another reason why, even if I were healthy, I will not go back to Thailand.  And good luck to her to get the US State Department etc to intervene on her behalf.  I have no assets except for disability benefits.  She would literally have to petition a US court to have my disability benefits divided and paid out to her.  Do you have any idea how much that would cost her, even if she did make it to US soil?  She can stay there in Thailand and rot for all that I really care. 

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1 hour ago, Tagged said:

If you are a person who do not lie, you do not lie. Simple as that, but sometimes to tell the truth will give you trouble, and so would if you lie. 

Actually based on US law we are considered separated, so in that case, I can say that.  Some government agencies though, have only a "married" and "single" option, there is no gray area.  In the cases that I could say that I was "separated" though, I did so, based on the legal definition of "separated" in the state in which I reside.

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1 hour ago, Puchaiyank said:

Why don't you ask her...?

 

If I am still coherent enough to do so in about two years, I guess I will.  It sounds like it will take her at least 1.5 years in order to file a divorce.  I don't imagine she'll file until she meets her next victim, though.  And I feel bad for that man, I really and truly do.  Because it is impossible for this person to feel any real love or compassion or any feelings at all towards her partners.  They're ATMs only to her.  I think she's going to be searching and searching hard and fast though because that big age 35 is hanging over her head.  She's up against "the wall", in the dating world, if you know what I am talking about.  I guess she could still take some geezer up, but even most of the geezers are looking for girls in their 20s, not girls in their mid-30s... Its going to be an uphill battle from here for her.  And I do not feel sorry for her at all.

 

Anyway - just a quick side note.  There's no major money or assets to worry about here in this case.  Its my damn burial.  She has all of the legal rights to make decisions about what happens to my BODY right now when I die.   That is what is freaking out my relatives.

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