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rod jones

29 years seperated from thai woman

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Dont know what its like nowdays. But i married my burmese wife in bangkok years ago, she got british nationality almost the next day, i think all that was required was for the marriage certificate to be translated. We got divorced in bangkok about 25 years after the marriage, went to the local amphur each with a witness and after confirming there was no settlement required, received the certificate of divorce. Took about 30 minutes. 

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Hello Rod,

I'm in the UK now and did see a brief (Solicitor) about a similar thing last year.

If you've been seperated for more than 2 yrs you can get automatic divorce at our courts, but need both signatures. If you've been seperated for more than 5 yrs then you can go alone to our Courts in UK (for a fee of course) and divorce, which will be ok for you. (you just say on form not seen her for X amount of yrs over 5)

 

But I think for her maybe a different story, I think for her real closure would be both of your signatures at the office you got married in at Thailand. They have strange and weird ways there.

But, after 29 yrs are you really bothered about her?

 

My guess is the new man in her life wants her to go to his Country and she would need to be married to him but can't cos the marriage is still legal to you.....as regards you - you would be ok to re-marry if you wanted if you still in the UK.

Don't go paying a brief, all the forms at your local Courts - I believe the cost is around £400'ish.

 

Let us know how you get on.

Rs

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Or perhaps you just need a good reason to see her lol, With is typically normal that we want to know what happened to our exes :)

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Hello Rod,
I'm in the UK now and did see a brief (Solicitor) about a similar thing last year.
If you've been seperated for more than 2 yrs you can get automatic divorce at our courts, but need both signatures. If you've been seperated for more than 5 yrs then you can go alone to our Courts in UK (for a fee of course) and divorce, which will be ok for you. (you just say on form not seen her for X amount of yrs over 5)
 
But I think for her maybe a different story, I think for her real closure would be both of your signatures at the office you got married in at Thailand. They have strange and weird ways there.
But, after 29 yrs are you really bothered about her?
 
My guess is the new man in her life wants her to go to his Country and she would need to be married to him but can't cos the marriage is still legal to you.....as regards you - you would be ok to re-marry if you wanted if you still in the UK.
Don't go paying a brief, all the forms at your local Courts - I believe the cost is around £400'ish.
 
Let us know how you get on.
Rs


Ok thanks ,, for the info


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It's highly probable that your ex wife divorced you without your knowledge through the Courts on the basis of desertion under section 1516 of the Civil and Commercial Code

5. one spouse has been adjudged to have disappeared, or as left his or her domicile or residence for more than three years and being uncertain whether he or she is living or dead;

http://www.thailandlawonline.com/article-older-archive/thai-divorce-law-and-legal-grounds

 

However if the OP does indeed intend to remarry, he will need a divorce certificate as proof of being single.

He could swear an affidavit that he is single and never married, but that would be perjury.

 

He has two options:

1. Return to the Amphur where they married and find out if a divorce was registered. If so he can obtain a divorce certificate.

2. Apply for divorce through a local UK Court. You can file yourself for around £400 as someone already suggested.

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It's highly probable that your ex wife divorced you without your knowledge through the Courts on the basis of desertion under section 1516 of the Civil and Commercial Code
5. one spouse has been adjudged to have disappeared, or as left his or her domicile or residence for more than three years and being uncertain whether he or she is living or dead;
http://www.thailandlawonline.com/article-older-archive/thai-divorce-law-and-legal-grounds
 
However if the OP does indeed intend to remarry, he will need a divorce certificate as proof of being single.
He could swear an affidavit that he is single and never married, but that would be perjury.
 
He has two options:
1. Return to the Amphur where they married and find out if a divorce was registered. If so he can obtain a divorce certificate.
2. Apply for divorce through a local UK Court. You can file yourself for around £400 as someone already suggested.



Ok thank you for your information


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18 hours ago, Khon Kaen Dave said:

Forgive my ignorance,but i thought i read somewhere that if he has not supported her,financially,for over a year,he was automatically divorced.This could be proved by bank statements or such.She would have to prove that shr received money,even if it was through Western Union,etc.Please enlighten me,as i am not sure.

 

There is no such thing as an "automatic divorce" ...you have to do the paperwork.  You may have grounds for a divorce ..but you have to do the paperwork!!!

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As far as I know, supposing you  have name and birthdate, birthplace, or previous address, or ideally the Personal ID number, the status can be looked up by a Thai Lawyer in the National Database.
You can PM me, in case of interest, for a reference to a LawFirm that I found reliable.

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On 1/29/2017 at 4:35 PM, happylarry said:

Hi Rod,

 

good news and bad news.....good news, yes it's a straightforward divorce because you have been separated for more than three years......bad news, you still have to use a lawyer and go through the court in order to do it.

 

HL

Not strictly true. I have just been through this after a 5 year separation.

 

However I found this website which may be able to help you:

 

http://www.quickie-divorce.com/

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