A 17-year legal fight between two law professors over their divorce and continuing disputes has received sharp criticism from judges who say the former spouses are setting a bad example, or rather a good exmaple of how exactly not to behave in a courtroom. .
The feud between University of Cincinnati professor Christo Lassiter, 56, and his former wife Sharlene Boltz, 52, has lasted seven years longer than the couple's 10-year marriage.
Chaninat and Leeds specialize in Thai and international divorces
Historical issues were with regards to the couples two children, now 17 and 20, but it is understood than financial issues are yet to be resolved.
A new hearing date has been scheduled for 6 September.
Generally speaking, if one or both spouses are currently residing in Thailand a divorce can be petitioned under Thailand family law. If the divorce is jointly requested, the divorce proceedings should be relatively simple. If one of the parties is unwilling or unable to proceed in the divorce proceedings, the legal process of filing for a divorce in Thailand then becomes more complicated. Thailand is a "Community Property" jurisdiction. When a couple divorces in Thailand, separate property (sin suan tua), namely assets and property acquired before marriage, generally remains the property of the owner.
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