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Thailand Paternity Law and Foreign Fathers

A common misunderstanding is that a father’s name on a birth certificate is sufficient to establish paternal rights in Thailand, but this is incorrect. In Thailand, although a man may be the biological father of the child in question and established a relationship with his child, but without having met the necessary legal requirements, may lack the legal rights to his child.

In Thailand,fathers rights are created either by marriage to the mother or through court action.

Foreign parents in Thailand will usually seek to establish the citizenship of their Thai born children through their embassy in Thailand. Although establishing paternity (or maternity) is normally a fundamental issue with regard to citizenship, establishing paternity under Thai law is not necessarily needed to gain legal paternity under foreign law.

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Old Michigan Paternity Law Leaves Man Responsible For Another Man’s Child

Joseph Chmelar, a divorced dad of two, was told by his two young sons, that not even nine months after splitting from their mother, that she had another baby. Shortly thereafter he received a letter, revealed Wood TV, demanding that he pay $8,500 in back pay child support for the baby. There was at no time a dispute raised over the paternity of the child. Further, the biological father is actually happy to take financial responsibility.

As the mother had become pregnant when she was still legally married to Mr Chelmar, an old Michigan Paternity law states the Court is under no obligation to recognize a child’s biological father, but instead when considering child support, should consider who can best provide for the child, thus Mr Chelmar found himself involved as he was still married to his ex wife at the time of the baby’s conception.

The Court has now said Mr Chemlar is clear of all responsibility for that child.

In Thailand, if parents cannot agree to the terms of child support, a complaint can be filed with the court demanding Thailand child support. If the father’s paternity has not been established by law, it may be necessary to file a paternity case against the father. Cases are decided by the Central Juvenile and Family Courts of Thailand. The Family Court will take into consideration various factors in arriving at a child support schedule.

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Research Shows Single Father Households

The Pew Report 2013, has revealed that the amount of single US fathers has from just over 1% in 1960 to 8% in 2013.

As Thailand child custody attorneys we feel this is an important and very timely piece of research. We often advise single fathers who believe they will have no parental rights following the separation from the child’s mother.  This is a question we asked time and time again, and in exceptional cases involving very young infants we reassure them this is not always the case and it is a matter worth pursuing.

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Three Person IVF Set To Become Reality In The UK

According to reports released yesterday, the UK looks set to become the first country in the world to offer IVF treatment using three people.

The news has attracted both support and criticism. Many welcomed the news, explaining it was a positive sign for the UK that their technology was at such advancement and it would be a means of reducing genetic diseases. Critics on the other hand described the news as unethical and the start of a slippery slope leading to further genetic modification.

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The BBC reports that the procedure should be offered in as little as two years, but it will only be used in very rare cases. It is unlikely more than ten couples in any one given year would be offered the treatment. Mitochondria are the tiny, biological “power stations” that provide the body with energy.  Defective mitochondria can affect one in every 6,500 babies. It can leave them starved of energy which in turn creates muscle weakness, blindness, heart failure and in some serious cases death.

It is also likely that children would have no right to know who the egg donor was and the donor would have no other legal rights. In Thailand paternity rights are established either by marriage to the mother, through court action or government registration. Therefore a man may be the biological father and have established a relationship with his child, but may lack the legal rights to his child.

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