A disgruntled client in the UK has sued her former solicitors claiming they negligently did not advise her that a divorce would end her marriage permanently. She claims they should have told her to enter into a judicial separation because she was a Roman Catholic and it was against her religion to divorce.
Her claim, to the surprise of few, was not successful.
Generally speaking, if you or your spouse is currently residing in Thailand you can file for a divorce under Thai law. If your spouse is not present or will not return to Thailand to contest the divorce, you may still be able to proceed provided that he or she has received adequate notice of the divorce action. If your spouse does not respond to service from the court, the divorce case may by default.
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