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    Hello all,

    I am looking for advice on what is easier / cheaper with regard to divorcing my thai wife. We are now mutually separated, I am in the U.K. and she is back in Thailand. I am aware by going back to LOS to divorce is the straight forward way, both signing a form / declaration at the Amphur and then a Divorce Certificate can be issued on the same day. However what I am interested to know is if I did not want to go back, can I make divorce in the U.K. without my wife being present on grounds of dessertion, she has been back in LOS since mid-april.

    Any advice / information would be greatly appreciated.

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    Hi, Fraser. Sorry to hear about this. I'm not up on divorce procedure but PM me anytime, mate.

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    Sorry to hear this, not a great subject for you to have to discuss.

    Quote Originally Posted by fsh76 View Post
    We are now mutually separated, I am in the U.K. and she is back in Thailand. ...
    ...can I make divorce in the U.K. without my wife being present on grounds of dessertion
    Just a thought, if you are mutually separated how can she have deserted you?

    You can divorce because you mutually agreed to (what I did). We set a date that we had started to live apart and that was put to the courts and agreed upon.

    it depends how quick you want to do this. If it's quick, and she agrees, go to LOS. Otherwise it will be a few years (at least) in the UK.

    I'm sure the legal bods (or others in the know) will be along shortly to give their knowledge.
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    Hi Gary,

    Cheers for your quick response, I think by what you've said going back to LOS will be the most straight forward way to get it done.

    I wasnt sure if I needed a grounds for divorce over here, but it was definitely mutual.

    Thanks again Gary

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    Sorry to hear of your problems Fraser (i've been there so i know what it's like)

    i also think that's your best course of action. Once you've got the "sad" part out of the way, go and have a bloody good holiday mate.

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    Thanks Tony & Steve,

    Yep, well with what was going on end of last year I kinda knew it was inevitable, (arguments etc) England just wasnt for her and she couldnt get her head around being married, she was more interested in her thai friends and living like a single woman but relying on me soley just for money, where I live there are lots of them, unfortunately they all seem to be very selfish pain in the a'%e type of women. Fortunately we both agreed that she didnt want to change/adapt after everything I had done for her and she would be more happy back home with her family. So no hard feelings, and on a even happier note I have now met someone different - a Filipino lady here in the U.K., totally different attitude ie not lazy has a job and much more open minded about life.

    Best regards to all.
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    Would your wife agree to a quickie divorce at the Amphur's office, Fraser. If so, then a not inexpensive trip to LOS to get things sorted once and for all is probably the best for you and new your girlfriend?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fsh76 View Post
    where I live there are lots of them
    There certainly are in Essex fsh75 and sorry to hear but if its mutual ok and if she is ok about it a quick trip to LOS and the Amphur is the way but note links words as there was a post a while back about extortion money for a divorce from the Thai lady involved.

    Good luck with your future lady and hope it turns out ok but there are some good Thai ladies (I have one as a wife )

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    fish was you married in thailand or britain it is most impotant, if married in in thailand no problem

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    Good question billy.

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    Why bother getting a divorce right now? You are living thousands of miles apart so just let things settle. If at some time in the future there is a requirement to divorce then do it. It will be easier if both parties are totally cold and matter of fact about things. I think anything less than a year means that emotions may run hot and could end up costing you - I agree with the earlier poster about a sweetener being required. From what has been written I would just do nothing, which is often not a bad option.

    And yes, I've been through it all before and the stupidest thing I did was try to get things finished too quickly when feelings were running high. Common sense goes right out the window!

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    Wise words steady but every case is different in these circumstances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steady View Post
    Why bother getting a divorce right now?
    Because once the family gets involved the sweetener could end being a bitter pill. If the lady doesn't plan to get immediately married she might ask for something silly. Why not ask for a million baht, she has nothing to lose !

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    True, but if she is reasonably sensible about things right now her family are probably going to pressure her to get more anyway.

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    I know there's often talk of paying people money for divorces to proceed quickly, but why would you? Unless you're desperate to remarry quickly, I can't see the leverage the other person has.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steady View Post
    ...........reasonably sensible.
    These words don't exist here !!


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    Quote Originally Posted by bifftastic View Post
    I know there's often talk of paying people money for divorces to proceed quickly, but why would you? Unless you're desperate to remarry quickly, I can't see the leverage the other person has.
    They could prevent you marrying at some point in the future to extort money from you or might become bitter and twisted and just refuse.

    My advice is if the marriage is definitely at an end, then finish it properly and quickly while you are still speaking, there is no point to delay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SDM View Post
    They could prevent you marrying at some point in the future to extort money from you or might become bitter and twisted and just refuse.
    Not true, at least given time it is not true. You can get a divorce after 5 years on the grounds of separation without her consent.
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    How frustrating though to decide to decide to marry again but have to wait up to five years, worst case.

    If the chap had found a Thai lady and wanted to bring her to the UK on a fiancée or settlement visa as so many guys on TUK have this would mean he would have to wait up to five years to do so. He certainly couldn't get five years worth of visit visas and unless he can move to Thailand or fly over as many times as needed to maintain his relationship, it would be very difficult for the new relationship/marriage to work.

    The best advice has got to be terminate the marriage whilst the parties are still on good terms. You never know what the future holds, you never know a buffalo might become sick, or relative need burying !

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    SDM, I do not disagree with what you say that quicker is (usually) best (I think I even said that in my post #3), but I was just pointing out that they can NOT prevent you from marrying in the future as you stated
    They could prevent you marrying at some point in the future to extort money from you or might become bitter and twisted and just refuse.
    Yes granted there is time involved but I also did not see a comment by the OP that there was a rush to marry again.
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    Frase It looks like the marrage is over You do realise that if you should die before you get Divorced Your wife will have first claim on your Estate. Even if you have made a will she could contest it. Not that she would know if you were in the UK and she in Thailand. If you are worth a few bob and you do go down the Thai divorce route then try to get to the Amphur safe and sound.
    If it was me I would keep well away and do it from the UK. Thats Me.
    BTW I would not rush No reason too. No doubt your wife will soner or later want to move on, Tell her to send the papers on to you and you will sign them and send them back Just let the new lady move in and Make a new will.

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