July 23, 2017

Thailand’s Heart for the Ocean by Greenpeace

Greenpeace’s plastic art exhibit highlights the plight of Thailand’s beaches

From Thailawforum

On Valentine’s Day this year, Greenpeace Southeast Asia held a waste to art exhibition as a means of bringing awareness to the impact of plastic waste on Thailand’s beaches. Waste was collected from five beaches in Thailand and transformed into an art exhibit.

Thailawforum’s Georgina Donn went down to the BACC where the event was held. Watch the video for an insight into the event.

This video was sponsored by Thailand law firm Chaninat & Leeds with a team of Western and Thai lawyers that specialize in international and Thai divorce law

 

Cross Recognition of Thai- American Parentage

An Illinois court ruled in favor of a Thai woman recognising an American as her child’s father

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An Illinois Court has ordered a man to pay child support in Thailand to triplets he had fathered through assisted conception methods.

Justice Lampkin of the Circuit Court of Cook County ruled in accordance with a judgment order from Thailand recognizing Harlow to be the biological father of triplets conceived by gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT) and imposed child support obligations on him.

The mother, Wipaporn T. petitioned the Circuit Court of Cook County to recognize and enroll the Thai judgment under the principles of comity.

Harlow tried to get the petition dismissed under  claims that it contradicted an Illinois Parentage law that does not recognize sperm donors as fathers. However, Harlow had signed the consent form for the transfer under “husband”. Wipaporn also submitted photographs showing Harlow and herself participating in a traditional Thai marriage.

The Illinois court ruled that since Harlow had acted like the father prior to conception and had “plans to claim the three boys as dependents, take tax deductions for his support payments to them and enable them to access their rights of U.S. citizenship,” he must support the three children.

Related topics:

Thailand Paternity Right

Thailand Child Support