If the birth certificate names you as the father of the child, even though you didn’t marry the mother at birth or after birth, you could still claim for legitimate rights as father under Section 1555 of the Commercial and Civil Code of Thailand. Speak to a family lawyer in Thailand about child legitmation in Thailand for more information.

6 steps to legalize the Father’s Rights in Thailand:

  1. The father should submit a petition to the court.
  2. A social worker will implement a background check for both spouses, individually, and file a report to the court under the “Juvenile Division”. This report is filed 2 weeks prior and is not presented in court and lawyers are prohibited to witness the filing of the report.
  3. The first step in court will be a negotiation session for both parties, which is done in front of a mediator. If both parties come to an agreement, then it will be signed by a judge and will have the same weight as judgment.
  4. A trial will occur if both parties do not come up with an agreement.
  5. The decision will be rendered by the judge.
  6. After an agreement or a judgment, rights will be registered and filed at the local authority.

These steps are for child legitimacy of the father or recognition of his rights. If you want Sole Custody in Thailand or revise the terms for joint custody, there are 2 steps to process:

  • After finishing the Legitimization of your Rights;
  • Request a decision about the custody.

Relying on where you file the application, some places combine the 2 steps mentioned above. If there is a court settlement and both parties agree, the agreement would determine parental powers of parents, which will define physical custody, visitation rights and child support. All related issues will be settled at the same time. Always take legal advice in Thailand when it comes to child legitimation of your child.

 

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