Create an Account
Saturday June 24, 2017

If you are looking for some Laws of Thailand, in English, you came to the right place. It's often difficult if you can't read Thai to find out what you need. Our website is equipped with powerful search engines. With some efficient keywords, you should be able to find what you are looking for.

Remember that the constitution is the supreme law, the most important law of the country. Thailand has had many constitutions in its history. Another very important law is the Commercial and Civil Code. It regulates most of the life in Thai society, like marriage, property, inheritance, divorce, filiation, contracts, etc. However, some special laws may complete the Thai Commercial and Civil Code.

Laws can be amended or modified often. Don't hesitate to consult a professional if you need some real legal advice. This website is aimed only to circulate general information.

Family Law

Family law is a really big sector of law because it covers such domains as adoption, divorce, matrimony law, unwed couples or civil unions, Thai child custody, legal separation, etc. For example, in a divorce case, one must think about alimony payments, fair share of wealth and goods, family patrimony, child custody and the possibility of mediation or court proceedings. When a couple want to divorce while agreeing on such accessory matters, they can get their divorce at a low cost and still see that each person’s rights be respected. You might avoid costly court procedures and sometimes also avoid the inconvenience of having children or other people testify for you or against you.

Have a look at our articles about family law. We have included inheritance under Thai Law and living Wills in Thailand in this section. 

Corporate Law

Corporate law addresses moral people or companies. Do you want to create a Thai limited company (LLC), a partnership, a non-profit organization?  Do you know all the different types of enterprises, companies, and the effect of a choice between them, including fiscal effects, or what will happen in case of liquidation?

There is a variety of company structures, from the very simple to the very complex. Check our section BUSINESS. We have also included in this section articles and information about personal and corporate taxes, importation, exportation, work permits and other aspects related to business in Thailand.



Some Videos

Watch this short video about how foreigner can easily get married in Thailand.

Take a quick tour of how to register a Thai Limited Company.

Quick video about Thai Last Will and Testament.


Call us on


Wherever you are, you can try to call us using Skype with the name "isaanlawyers". We can answer your questions online and give you professional legal advice for only 1,500 baht per hour. For this service, please send us an email and we will make a previous appointment online.

Real estate and property

In Thailand, the Commercial and Civil Code defines the essential guidelines about what constitutes property and its different forms. It is completed by several laws, like the Land Code, which are specific to some fields of Law.

This section regulates what the obligations of a buyer are or those of a person who sells real estate? Should you have a quality guarantee? Can a foreigner own land in Thailand? What about a house? What is a mortgage or other forms of priorities? What about condos? Are there special rules for foreigners? What about taxes? Who pays them and when do they have to be paid? What is a usufruct contract and how it can protect you?

To invest in an immovable property represents an important investment for you. You should consult specialists in order to get protection and peace of mind.

AddThis Social Bookmark Button
Published: 15/06/2009 at 12:00 AM
Bangkok Post

Guidelines for officials


The following summary is translated from a handbook for Lands Department officials to consider land acquisitions by Thai individuals with foreign spouses. It was issued on Dec 22, 2005.


- Thai individuals having both legitimate and illegitimate foreign spouses can acquire unlimited sizes of land as personal property. The couple has to jointly certify in writing on the date of title deed transfer that the money spent to acquire the plot belongs solely to the Thai partner and is not a common matrimonial asset.


- If the foreign spouse is in another country, he/she needs to present to a Thai embassy or consular office a certified letter that the money spent to acquire the plot belongs solely to the Thai partner.


- In cases where a Thai individual with a foreign spouse acquired land after marriage but prior to March 23, 1999 and falsely indicated marital status as single, the couple can go to a Lands Department office and jointly certify in writing that the money spent belongs solely to the Thai partner.


- After the certification, the Thai partner who owns the land can mortgage it.


- A Thai woman buys a plot of land by reporting her marital status as single and withholding the fact of her marriage to a foreign husband. She fails to prove that the money spent was her personal asset. Therefore, officials assume the money was a common matrimonial asset and revoke her ownership. She needs to transfer the ownership to someone else within 180 and 365 days.


- A Thai woman with a common-law foreign husband buys a plot of land at an auction by the Legal Execution Department. The court informs the Lands Department to transfer ownership to the woman but the department finds that the money to be spent is a common matrimonial asset. The Lands Department recommends to the Interior Minister that the purchase be prohibited.


- The Supreme Court has ruled to revoke ownership of a Thai woman who has her name on the land title deed on behalf of her foreign husband. Therefore, the land must be transferred to someone else within 180 and 365 days. Otherwise the Lands Department director-general can order the land transferred with a fee of 5% of the selling price, on top of incurred charges and taxes.



The content of this web site aims to circulate general information that cannot be considered as legal advice. Laws can change quickly and therefore it is impossible to cover all exceptions in detail. The information provided here is therefore without any guarantee concerning its exact meaning or its continuing validity. Our web site contains links to other sites. These links are provided for practical reasons only. We decline any responsibility concerning these web sites owned by others and we do not necessarily agree with their content. Anyone wanting to create a link to the present site may do so freely. We encourage distribution of legal information, as we encourage making it available to the general public, freely or at a low cost. But we also want to protect the product of our work and even our writings. Therefore, the content of the present web site may not be reproduced for commercial purposes, or another website, under any format without our express written consent. Translation using functions like "Google translation" might not fully be accurate. Isaan Lawyers provides professional legal services at reasonable costs in many areas of Thailand.