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janpharma

Divorce in Isaan

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I don't know about the current law, but thirty years ago the law was that you had cause for divorce if your wife's affair caused you to lose face in public. I guess if you could get half a dozen people to testify that they had heard about your wife's affair in the market and laughed at you because of the gossip that might carry some weight. Sounds like you need a better lawyer. The family law has been amended to favor husbands somewhat less, but I think it still favors men.

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Close down any Thai bank accounts you have and stash the cash, then open a new account and keep the minimal amounts you need for ticking over. Sounds like you've already written the house off and you're not up for the fight. Let the tart stew in her own money obsessed juices. Relax in Rayong knowing she'll be spitting feathers in her house and wiping the cripples dirty arse???

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The "cause" for divorce is not in doubt. The wife committed adultery. The problem is the compensation she is demanding.

She is legally entitled to half the house "assuming it was bought after marriage" + half of any asset growth during marriage. Morally she is entitled to nothing in my book!

Jan should just walk away, but to protect himself against future divorce proceedings instigated by the wife, have her adultery duly noted by a lawyer and let him/her (the lawyer) advise the wife of that fact.

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I'm sorry to hear that you are having such a tough time, it must be worrying. Getting a decent lawyer seems the way to go but in addition I would start to move your money out of Thai bank account as soon as possible.

Draw cash out each time and dont put it back into another Thai account. Then in February simply claim that you have been depressed and you spent it on yourself and you dont have any real money left.

They can't get what you dont have. I think agreeing to give her the house is more then generous, you are leaving her with a roof for her and her children so you have discharged your duties for sure.

Whatever you do good luck and I hope it works out for you.

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Don't use a Thai lawyer ,use Isaan lawyers they are good and not expensive ,can be trusted most importantly

And what nationality do you think the lawyers are at Isaan lawyers then???...lol

HL

Thai / Canadian With Canadian moralities

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Hello all, i am being Divorced by mutual agreement in Khon Kan in December from Thai wife, can any one tell me if its true that i need some papers translated into Thai and if it is true where do i get it done

Both need to take marriage certificate,passport for you and copy ,id wife and copy ,blue book for home ,that was all we needed ,very easy

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Don't use a Thai lawyer ,use Isaan lawyers they are good and not expensive ,can be trusted most importantly

And what nationality do you think the lawyers are at Isaan lawyers then???...lol

HL

Thai / Canadian With Canadian moralities

The only practicing lawyers are Thai.

Isaan Lawyers would have been my first port of call if I had used a lawyer at all. I think I would have just walked - getting a divorce would not have bothered me.

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The only practicing lawyers are Thai.

Isaan Lawyers would have been my first port of call if I had used a lawyer at all. I think I would have just walked - getting a divorce would not have bothered me.

Exactly.

Walk with your money. Let the dishonourable wife sue for divorce in abstentia. She pays all the costs and just gets the house, which is likely hers anyway.

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Yes, it seems the appropriate strategy.

House - bye.

Rest - get what you can as efficiently as you can,

BOLT!

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I understand that in Thailand you can sue the farang lover for alienation of affection, or a term to that effect.

That threat might strengthen your bargaining power with your wife or help you re-coup some of the monies you are going to pay her.

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The commonsense strategy would have been - don't enter the relationship in the 1st place. 20/20 vision of course.

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Why bother with a divorce Jan?

Unless you want to re-marry, stay as you are. Leave the wife. Have a legal letter of separation sent to her setting out why you have left, and then get on with your life (seemingly in Pattaya according to an earlier post)

That way there is no settlement necessary. You have already lost the house. Why lose money too.

Let the wife sue for divorce, then come up with the evidence/documents etc you have, and make sure that any money you have is suitably "lost".

This is the best advice you will get of all the "advice" offered to you. If you want to remarry well then your a sucker for punishment go for it. My good friend did and got burned twice on condo's. Loosing 10 mil on a house is a lot of money why hang around for the other shoe to drop. Save your 800,000 bahts to enjoy the rest of your life. Buying property here is a trap as Thai women can do a 360 on you and your left in the lurch and if your older like me and not a millionaire its a big bite out of your Golden Years retirement plan. Yes I know all the guys with good wives will step out of the woodwork on this one but the first person you must protect here is yourself regardless if your spouse is good or bad. Not only did you loose your wife (which in years to come looking back will look a good move) unless your rich you lost a good part of your life savings by sinking money into the house. Unfortunately stories like yours happen every day here.

My missus gets plenty of requests to buy useless Issan land at the farang price.We had a long talk about this,i only have x amount to see us out and some left over if i go first,you cant eat dirt and the rice you grow on it is a loss making project.I have a usufuct to protect me against the family,if she goes first.That's all i can do,plus not married,legally.

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The commonsense strategy would have been - don't enter the relationship in the 1st place. 20/20 vision of course.

Of course, and that's why i said rent the cow, walk away when your done!!!

I can see that you are a warm and caring human being - did you try that strategy in your home country ?

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The only practicing lawyers are Thai.

Isaan Lawyers would have been my first port of call if I had used a lawyer at all. I think I would have just walked - getting a divorce would not have bothered me.

Exactly.

Walk with your money. Let the dishonourable wife sue for divorce in abstentia. She pays all the costs and just gets the house, which is likely hers anyway.

Walk across the border with all your cash,preferably Laos or Cambodia where you can still use baht.Spend a lot of time in these countries,come back to Thailand,for a holiday if you must.Then come back in 5 years.

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