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Divorce in Isaan

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A lot of good advice in many of the foregoing posts.

Most, basically telling you to forget any divorce proceedings, and thereby the necessitiy of spending unnecessary money on lawyers.

Just leave (you have not deserted her, she has committed adultery). Go and start a new life wherever, and keep all your money intact.

If the time ever comes for the wife to want to divorce you, either she finds you and you set out your terms (half the house), or she goes to court and gets the divorce without your involvement (thereby getting the house and nothing else)

Why spend tens of thousands on a lawyer to achieve the same result?

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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.

Sound advice and no need to hump cash - the ATMs in Cambodia accept Thai cards and the fees are not excessive.

I doubt that a Thai court would pursue an absent Farang - even if the court process had already commenced.

I think the fly in the ointment to the 'escape plan' is that Jan may already be in a new relationship in Rayong (based on his posts). He could also lie low in his home country if necessary.

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Always Buriram, Sisaket or Udon Thani. What is it about these provinces

The real question is whats up with the europeans. No other race jumps @ the chance to marry 2nd grade edukated women with multiple kids from multiple fathers like eu guys do.

Lets look @ the bright side. Im sure the bride gave op the best 8 years of his life......................................hahahahahahaha.

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You need a lawyer as you clearly are unfamiliar with the Thai laws relating divorce. Unlike the UK and other developed countries, Thailand still works on the principle of the "guilty party" - in this case, your wife, who has committed adultery, which gives you the right to divorce her irrespective of any other consideration.

Under Thai law, all assets purchased after the marriage are regarded as joint assets. Therefore, irrespective of where the money came from or whose name the house is in, you are entitled to half the proceeds of the sale of the property.

You have no obligation to support this woman's children unless you legally adopted them or became their legal guardian and if she is of working age there is no reason why you should volunteer to maintain them herself.

Thai women often play a long game to get their hands on the assets of a sham marriage and it sounds like you are yet another victim of this common scam. Harden your heart and use your head to ensure this ungrateful creature gets the absolute minimum she can wring out of you.

Good luck.

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Get a lawyer if you want a fairer shake. You should never have made this duplicitous spouse such a ridiculously generous offer. Hopefully, it is not too late to withdraw it. Under Thai law, your wife's adultery makes her the guilty party. You might even be able to sue her new suitor for enticement.

Irrespective of whose money was used or whose name is on the sale bills, all assets of the marriage should be divided equally, which means you are entitled to half the proceeds of the house sale.

You are not obligated to support this woman's children unless you are their legal father or guardian- or keep her in the style to which she has become accustomed unless she is unable to work for a living.

Harden your heart, use your head and invest in a smart lawyer who can get you back in the ball game.

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Always Buriram, Sisaket or Udon Thani. What is it about these provinces

The real question is whats up with the europeans. No other race jumps @ the chance to marry 2nd grade edukated women with multiple kids from multiple fathers like eu guys do.

Jeez mate, you should see the number of Aussies and Americans in Isaan.

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Get a lawyer if you want a fairer shake. You should never have made this duplicitous spouse such a ridiculously generous offer. Hopefully, it is not too late to withdraw it. Under Thai law, your wife's adultery makes her the guilty party. You might even be able to sue her new suitor for enticement.

Irrespective of whose money was used or whose name is on the sale bills, all assets of the marriage should be divided equally, which means you are entitled to half the proceeds of the house sale.

You are not obligated to support this woman's children unless you are their legal father or guardian- or keep her in the style to which she has become accustomed unless she is unable to work for a living.

Harden your heart, use your head and invest in a smart lawyer who can get you back in the ball game.

Excellent - this should have been post 2.

The only thing is that Jan has a lawyer - from Bangkok - and it doesn't sound like he has been well-served.

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Excellent - this should have been post 2.

The only thing is that Jan has a lawyer - from Bangkok - and it doesn't sound like he has been well-served.

Sounds rather as if he "Asked the Lawyer", the Thai Visa well known one to whom he referred.

He must have been one of the very few people that got an answer to a specific request from THAT lawyer.. Neither I nor many friends managed that. Pity with hindsight that he did!

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Get a lawyer if you want a fairer shake. You should never have made this duplicitous spouse such a ridiculously generous offer. Hopefully, it is not too late to withdraw it. Under Thai law, your wife's adultery makes her the guilty party. You might even be able to sue her new suitor for enticement.

Irrespective of whose money was used or whose name is on the sale bills, all assets of the marriage should be divided equally, which means you are entitled to half the proceeds of the house sale.

You are not obligated to support this woman's children unless you are their legal father or guardian- or keep her in the style to which she has become accustomed unless she is unable to work for a living.

Harden your heart, use your head and invest in a smart lawyer who can get you back in the ball game.

The generous offer was rejected. That offer therefore no longer stands. Back to square 1.

If jan wants a divorce, he needs a good lawyer who fully understands that Jan is the innocent party, and is only liable to give the wife 50% of the house. She is entitled to nothing else.

On the other hand if it is unimportant to Jan to obtain a divorce, then let him just leave, and the errant wife has lost 300,000baht , and will have to fund her daughters university expenses and her own divorce proceedings should she wish to have one.

Jan....take note-- that if you remain legally married, then upon your death, your cheating wife may be eligible for widows pensions from your government and/or your former employers. She would also be eligible for any other assets you may have unless you make a will leaving it to others.

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Jan, please PM me. I can put you in touch with a good English speaking lawyer in Buriram if you need one.

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I must admit i don't live in the " Movie World " but i would be very tempted to empty my bank accounts and burn down the house on the way out and go home.Perhaps it's not the right thing to do but it will certainly cause you less " bitterness " for months and years to come......

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Justice.. on the emotional level..sometimes the best..

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Posts containing derogatory generalization toward Thai women have been removed as well as the replies. Nonsense posts and troll posts have been removed as well.

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Disappear for about 1 year or more if you want and see what happens.....Thai style....lol

Who needs to stick around and be subjected to the sort of crap you are being subjected to.

Cheers and good luck.

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A lot of good advice in many of the foregoing posts.

Most, basically telling you to forget any divorce proceedings, and thereby the necessitiy of spending unnecessary money on lawyers.

Just leave (you have not deserted her, she has committed adultery). Go and start a new life wherever, and keep all your money intact.

If the time ever comes for the wife to want to divorce you, either she finds you and you set out your terms (half the house), or she goes to court and gets the divorce without your involvement (thereby getting the house and nothing else)

Why spend tens of thousands on a lawyer to achieve the same result?

Thank You Nick, and many others...for your concern. I just don't understand why the Judge wants me to give the house and a sustainable amount of money.

Meanwhile I paid my lawyer over 100.000.- Thb to defend my case...

Does anyone has a good suggestion about a good lawyer? Because I learn through all your comments that my lawyer isn't acting the right way...

I also would like to report this "corruptive" situation...Where do I have to address to do this?

I also would appreciate that people with sarcastic minds keep their comments for themselves...and I thank the "global moderators" to act.

further on...I would like to take this file ( Thai visa ) to Court....Can anyone tell me how to print this out...?

Sincere thanks...

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