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There is the classic picture of a tourist or expat getting in trouble in a foreign country shouting out as he is being taken away by the police, "You can't do this to me.  I know my rights."  Really?  Maybe not.

When we visit or live in a foreign country most of us take for granted that the laws of that country will be similar to our own.  That is not always true.  If we are thinking of doing business, getting married, adopting a child, buying property, or anything that might put our lives, our emotions, or our property at risk it is probably best to know what laws govern our current existence.  We can't just go down to our embassies and ask them to iron things out for us.  They can give us advice and maybe a little moral support, but that is about it.  We are on our own.


If we have legal question then it is best to consult with a local lawyer.  How you choose one is about the same as how you would choose one in your home country.  Ask someone who has had a similar porblem.  Get some advice from a local expats organization, check the internet.  Below we have a few websites that might make a good start.


Thailand Law Source

List of Lawyers in Thailand

Worldwide Legal Directories

Thai Law Forum