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Be aware your wife could sell the house or put the house in a family me.bers name before the court date.  Them there is nothing left to collect on. Your 50 % is gone like the wind. This happened to me. I took my wife to court to try and reach a mutual settlement and a divorce. By the time the case got to court she sold the house house to a relative and hid the assests. She had nothing left to split 50 -50

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On 8/18/2020 at 8:16 PM, Know not me said:

Be aware your wife could sell the house or put the house in a family me.bers name before the court date.  Them there is nothing left to collect on. Your 50 % is gone like the wind. This happened to me. I took my wife to court to try and reach a mutual settlement and a divorce. By the time the case got to court she sold the house house to a relative and hid the assests. She had nothing left to split 50 -50

this is legally impossible

 

as when you or her lawyer, go to court, to start the divorce, all assets are up for a 50/50 split

 

if she did put the name in a family member's name, she is "supposed" to pay you the part you lost

 

she might have added members to the chanote as owners at 1 percent of the value of the land

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Court fees are cheap EXCEPT, each party must pay 2% of the value for any property you claim. This can get expensive if parties are claiming their half of the value of any property. Attorney's fees vary. If contested you can figure anywhere between 40K for a quick settlement up to 100's of thousands if highly contested. Best to sort it our and settle. The longer you go the more costly, and worse, the more agonizing.

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Sort out property and the money side first, don't go to court, you will lose. Take both copies of your marriage certificates to the Ampure and the divorce is done in an instant. The biggest amount it cost was the taxi to the Ampure!

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11 minutes ago, rocketdave said:

Sort out property and the money side first, don't go to court, you will lose. Take both copies of your marriage certificates to the Ampure and the divorce is done in an instant. The biggest amount it cost was the taxi to the Ampure!

Agree - I got married last year in a Bangkok amphur.

 

The desk next to us divorced 3 couples in the time it took to marry us.

 

I asked the wife why the other desk was quick and ours was slow - 'divorce easy'.

 

Best route if no one is contesting anything.

 

 

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Lately it was here in TV that some girl paid 4 k for a shooter...

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On 8/18/2020 at 12:48 PM, craigieboy1973 said:

Land house in daughters name with a 99 year lease of house

There is no such thing as "99 year lease" in Thailand, 30 year lease is maximum.

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Just now, khunPer said:

There is no such thing as "99 year lease" in Thailand, 30 year lease is maximum.

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Having a lease with 99 years written on it generally makes the whole lease invalid in court.

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1 minute ago, BritManToo said:

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Having a lease with 99 years written on it generally makes the whole lease invalid in court.

Yes, I've seen numerous posts about it, but not to what I read from expert lawyers, they say that the lease will be reduced to 30 years from first lease date...

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The term of the lease agreement cannot exceed 30 years

The term of a real estate lease in Thailand may be fixed or periodic. The maximum lease term in Thailand is 30 years (section 540). Any lease of immovable property for a longer period than 30 years in Thailand may only be made by renewal of the lease contract upon its expiration. Based on supreme court judgments it is possible to say that a valid and enforceable renewal can only be made within a period of 3 years prior to the expiration of the first lease term (not 30 years prior to expiration). If for example the lessor and lessee have executed 2 or more consecutive 30-year lease agreements it shall by law be deemed as 1 lease and reduced to 30 years.

Source: SamuiForSale "Thai Real Estate Lease Leasehold and Rent laws"

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I heard about a guy that gave 10000thb to his wife and told her to take family on vacation. Suddenly his house burnt down by an accident. heard his wife tried to get it all after divorce......... Just something i heard

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Back in 88 I paid B50,000 to take my wife to court in BKK, that included lawyers fee.

If you institute a Court case you have to pay for the hire of court.

A friend in CM has started cases and cost has been B20-B30K for court costs.

 

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On 8/24/2020 at 3:16 PM, rocketdave said:

Sort out property and the money side first, don't go to court, you will lose. Take both copies of your marriage certificates to the Ampure and the divorce is done in an instant. The biggest amount it cost was the taxi to the Ampure!

Both parties have to be present at the amphur.

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