Perhaps you have encountered a similar situation and can help.
I'm seriously involved with a lovely woman who has two children. Her divorce isn't yet finalized though has been agreed to. She has been seperated from her spouse for more than two years. She told the soon to be ex- that she is involved with another man and he has begun making conditions regarding the custody of the children. He says that he will take the children away from her if she remains with me with one exception; if her children move in with her mother and not live with her then she can remain the legal custodian. He only supports the children by paying school fees, she takes care of everything else.
I have told her that I don't want to be the reason she loses the children and have offered to step aside, but she is unwilling for us to seperate.
My question is this: What rights does she have to contest this decision? Is there a way that she can fight it and gain legal and primary custody of the children (aged 6 and 8)?
Pinky'd know. I'd say they're his for keeps. After all she's not yet divorced and sleepin round with a farang. The ho defence.
Originally Posted by MisterStretch
No decision has been made yet ....only conditions that "he" wants
she can get a lawyer, explain the circumstances *(which I don't know)
the lawyer will advise her
the court will make the decisions
it all depends on security for the children
if both parents R working and can offer the kids a place to live
and neither parent has any particular problem or strikes against them
and there is a custody dispute
the courts often award custody of one child to each parent
in general ......Thai courts R sympathetic to the mothers
good luck Stretch
Very true, but they do also take into the wishes of the children very much. The judge will want to speak alone with the children if it goes to court. I know a similar case the other way around. A farang father was granted custody of the children based on the judges discussion with the children, aged 7 and 9.Originally Posted by 8ball
Too long in Exile, too long not singing my song.
Too long like a rolling stone, Too long in exile
Too long in Exile, baby you just arent my friend.
Too long in Exile my friend, Baby you can never go home again.
Depends on the quality and banamee of the lawyers IMO. If he really wants the kids all he has to do is get a couple of his friends in there to swear she a ho.
Dig this: Four years ago my pregnant next-door neighbor gave birth. Two days later the ex-husband rattles her gate, she comes out crying and hands him the baby. I lived in that house for one more year and never did that baby ever come to her home.
Some of my neighbors said she owed him the next baby because she was granted custody of the child who was living there with her and granny, a two-year-old girl.
I can also tell about another farang given custody of his 3 year old daughter, at least legally. In practice has proved more difficult.