Pursuant to Thailand law, parents are lawfully required to financially support their children until they reach the age of 20. Child support issues can arise in divorce cases, between non-married parents and even among married spouses who disagree financially. Normally, the custodial parent requests child support from the non-custodial parent. In practice, the mothers more frequently file for child support against fathers. However, the father can also seek child support from the mother of the child.
The main consideration used by Thai courts in determining child support cases is whether, according to the law, the duty to pay child support exists. Often, with international couples, issue of international law becomes relevant. Thai courts resolve what nation’s law to apply in questions of child support based on the nationality of the parents pursuant to the Family Conflict of Law Act.
Chaninat and Leeds has experienced family lawyers with years of courtroom and counseling experience in family matters, including child custody, child support and other fields of family law.
Our firm has assisted in child support enforcement and defense pertaining to Thailand and other jurisdictions including USA, UK, Australia, France and Germany.
We have a dedicated team of both Western and Thai lawyers whose main objective is to win cases and defend the interests of our client.